Baking Bread with Kids: Simple Steps


Embrace the joy of baking with your little ones with our "Baking Bread with Kids: Simple Steps" recipe! This easy and enjoyable recipe is perfect for introducing children to the wonders of bread-making. It's a great way to spend quality time together, teaching them valuable kitchen skills while creating something delicious. Get ready to fill your home with the delightful aroma of freshly baked bread made by little hands!

Baking Bread with Kids: Simple Steps

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 2 hours (including dough rising)
  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes

Number of Servings and Serving Size

  • Makes 1 loaf of bread
  • Serving Size: Varies depending on how the bread is sliced


  • 500 grams (1.1 pounds) of all-purpose flour
  • 7 grams (0.015 pounds) of instant yeast
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 300 ml of warm water
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil

Method of Preparation

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, yeast, salt, and sugar.
  2. Gradually add the warm water and olive oil, mixing until a dough forms.
  3. Knead the dough on a floured surface for about 10 minutes until it's smooth and elastic.
  4. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover with a cloth, and let it rise in a warm place for about 1 hour or until it doubles in size.
  5. Once risen, punch down the dough and shape it into a loaf. Place it on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
  6. Let the dough rise again for about 30 minutes.
  7. Preheat the oven to 220°C (428°F).
  8. Bake the bread for about 30 minutes or until it's golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped.
  9. Remove from the oven and let it cool on a wire rack.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Let kids participate in measuring and mixing ingredients to make it a learning experience.
  • Customize the bread by adding ingredients like herbs, cheese, or dried fruits.
  • Teach kids about kitchen safety, especially when using the oven.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Can we make the bread dough in advance? Yes, you can prepare the dough and let it rise in the refrigerator overnight.
  • What can we use if we don’t have instant yeast? Active dry yeast can be used; just proof it in warm water with sugar first.
  • How do we know if the bread is fully baked? The bread should be golden brown and sound hollow when tapped on the bottom.
  • Can this recipe be made gluten-free? Yes, use a gluten-free flour blend designed for bread baking.