Friday, September 14, 2012

Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen #24: Sun Bread

Time for Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen
(A weekly linky where you can share your special time in the kitchen, such a great place for learning. You can also link up Kid-Friendly Recipes)

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I sort of skipped last week because our time in the kitchen was spent making playdough. This week we are finishing up the unit Ss: Sun and actually made something edible.
We read a book called Sun Bread by Elisa Kleven and on the back of the book there was a recipe for Sun Bread. Of course we had to try it.
 Tabitha read the ingredients (and instructions) as usual.

They were really excited to make this bread.

Here are the ingredients:

3 eggs
3 Tbs Sugar
 2 cups sifted flour 
1 stick butter, melted
2 packages of active dry yeast
3 Tbs lukewarm milk

I got brave and let the girls each crack an egg. We didn't get any shell in the bowl, though Amelia's egg was stubborn and even after it was cracked we couldn't get it out. I ended up getting a separate bowl to empty it into just in case. 

Adding the sugar:

While they added the sugar to the eggs and mixed it up, I melted the butter and combined it with the flour.

This is what it looked like:

We then added the egg mixture to the flour mixture.

The yeast was then poured into the lukewarm milk (I used the microwave to warm it slightly), mixed to combine and left to stand until it became foamy (about 5 minutes).

We then added the milk/yeast mixture into the dough and stirred it well. 
Then I showed the girls how to knead the dough. We took turns during the 10 minutes needed.

We then put it into a greased bowl and covered it with a towel. It took about an hour to rise to double the size.

I divided the dough in half and used half for the sun and half for the rays.

The girls enjoyed making the "snakes" for the swirly sun's rays. They rolled them out and the rolled them to look like snails. While they did that I made the remainder of the dough into the nose and the triangle rays. We also discussed that the rays are called the corona, which we had discovered on the first day of our Ss unit.

The eyes and the mouth were just poked in.

We had to let it rise again for an hour. Then we put in the oven for 20 minutes at 425.  As you can tell, I am going to have to adjust that a bit.

We weren't able to eat the crust, but we did eat the insides with some butter. Not bad, though a bit bland.

Do you have your children help you in the kitchen?  What lessons do they learn? Do you have any kid friendly recipes to share?
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1 comment:

  1. I keep considering doing this as I know Elijah would love it, but then I get lazy and don't!


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