Toddler I January Blog

This week in the Toddler 1 Class we cooked rosemary bread using rosemary we picked from the garden ourselves.  We talked about how the yeast was alive and needed warm water and sugar to grow.  They watched the yeast expand as it ‘ate’ the sugar.  We also talked about how if the bread did not have yeast in it then it would be flat, but it would get big with the yeast in it.  Once our yeast was done ‘growing’ the children helped to scoop the remaining ingredients in the bread pan.  Then we had to wait.  We watched the bread machine knead the bread, saw it rise, smelled it baking and finally we got to taste it.  Everyone loved the rosemary bread!

Here is the recipe:

  • 1 cup of warm water
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons of active dry yeast
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of sugar
  • *Put these ingredients in a measuring cup and allow to sit for 5 minutes.  Meanwhile, add the other ingredients in the bread machine pan.
  • 2 1/2 cups of bread flour
  • 1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of dried rosemary
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil

*Now add your yeast mixture to the bread pan and set the bread machine to quick bread or 1lb loaf.  All bread machine settings differ.  This is a smaller loaf of bread and most bread machines bake it for 2 hours or 2 hours and 45 minutes.

Enjoy with butter. Our toddlers sure did!


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