Making Bread in P1

After reading the story about The Little Red Hen and performing the play with P7 at The Harvest Assembly, P1 made some of their own bread. We followed a recipe and all took turns at sharing the jobs. We were much more helpful than the animals in the story, so we all got to take some bread home. It was delicious and had such a yummy smell. You can try making your own bread using our recipe at the end of this post.

Putting the flour and salt in a bowl and adding the butter
Putting the flour and salt in a bowl and adding the butter

 

Mixing the yeast with the sugar and warm milk in a jug
Mixing the yeast with the sugar and warm milk in a jug

 

Kneading the dough once the yeast, milk and sugar has been added to the flour
Kneading the dough once the yeast, milk and sugar has been added to the flour
Kneading the dough again once it has risen
We had to knead the dough for a long time. It was hard work.

Bread Rolls Recipe

Ingredients

3 cups (450g) strong white flour

½ tsp salt

40g butter

1 cup (250ml) warm milk

1 tbsp dried yeast

2 tsp caster sugar

Method

  1. Combine flour and salt in a bowl. Add the butter. Rub in until it resembles fine breadcrumbs
  2. Mix milk yeast and sugar in a jug. Set aside for 5 mins till frothy. Add to the flour. Stir. Turn onto a floured surface and knead for 10-15 mins
  3. Brush a bowl with oil. Put dough in the bowl and cover with a damp tea towel. Put in a warm draught-free place for 1 hour or until it doubles in size.
  4. Heat oven to 200C. Punch centre of dough and knead for 2 mins.
  5. Divide into 8 rolls of even size. Roll into balls. Place on floured baking tray and set aside for 10 mins to rise.
  6. Brush rolls with water and dust with flour.
  7. Bake at 200C for 5 mins then reduce to 180C for 15-20 mins till golden and sound hollow when tapped on the base.
  8. Cool on a wire rack and then enjoy!
We all took some bread home.
We all took some bread home.
Before we left the bread to rise
Before we left the dough to rise

We watched the bread rise. We know that the yeast causes the bread to rise. The yeast needs the sugar to feed it and the warm milk to wake it up.

After the dough had risen.
After the dough had risen.

 

Our yummy rolls - just out of the oven.
Our yummy rolls – just out of the oven.

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