Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Waldorf Bread Recipe

This is the recipe we used for our weekly bread day with my little ones!

This recipe makes a BIG batch.  Sometimes we'd make the whole thing and share bread with people we loved...and other times I'd cut the recipe in half.

Mix together:
1/2 C. warm water (bath temp)
1/2 tsp honey
1 packet of yeast

Stir together and let proof and get bubbly while you mix together the following items:

1/2 tsp salt
3 c. flour (whatever blend you want--we did 2c. bread and 1 whole wheat)
1 1/2 C. water
1/4 c. honey
3 T melted butter (or some type of oil)

Mix well. 
Add in the proofed yeast.

Turn out on floured cutting board/table and knead.  Get those little hands helping you! 

Sing: (as you knead)
The Baker Song

Once kneaded well, decide how you will form your bread.  Either make one large object, or give each child a small ball to make into their own object.  Add items, if desired.  Crasins, chopped nuts, grated (by the child!!!) nuts, etc.  You can use the items to make the face on a cat or the petals on a flower, or the teeth on a dragon....get creative!

Put finished objects on baking tray lined with parchment.  Place in 350 degree oven. Timing will vary, depending how thick you made the items.  Keep an eye on the bread and have the children help you peek at it often.  Observe with all your senses.  How is it smelling?  How is it looking?  Has it changed at all? 

Baked bread freezes well!!!!