Welcome to Recipe Wednesday!
Every Wednesday I’ll be posting a new recipe to try with the children you work with. Some weeks I’ll post a food recipe and some weeks I’ll post a recipe for an art project or other craft idea. This week the recipe is for Sally Lunn bread in the bread machine!
My wonderful bread machine!
Several weeks ago my class read the story of The Little Red Hen and as a language activity made some of this tasty bread in my bread machine. My class loves to cook and bake and I think involving children in these activities has a number of benefits including development in the following areas:
- vocabulary and language (do all the children in your class know what a measuring cup is, or how homemade bread tastes?)
- cognition (sequencing the steps of the recipe, math)
- fine motor skills (measuring ingredients)
If you’ve never tried to bake homemade bread before I promise that it’s very easy to do, especially if you have a bread machine. You can start this recipe in the morning and have fresh bread for afternoon snack. I had been wanting a bread machine for awhile and a family friend found one for me at a thrift shop. (Thanks Nancy! ) If you’re interested in buying one I would highly recommend checking out your local Goodwill or other secondhand shop.
Sally Lunn bread is a childhood favorite of mine and I’ve slightly adapted this recipe from The Bread Machine Cookbook by Donna Rathmell German. This is a rich, slightly sweet bread that is absolutely delicious! There were no leftovers in my classroom when we made this for snack. And unlike the story, everyone helped bake the bread so everyone got to eat it!
Sally Lunn Bread
2/3 cup skim milk
4 Tablespoons softened butter
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 cup sugar
3 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons yeast
Place ingredients in bread machine in exactly the order listed here starting with the milk as the first ingredient in the bottom of the pan and ending with the yeast as the last ingredient on top of the pan. Choose the Sweet or Basic Cycle on your bread machine and the medium size setting (if your bread machine has one).
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