Today, since our plans to have friends over got postponed, we decided to make homemade bread from scratch. We followed the Betty Crocker recipe and made 2 loaves of regular white bread and 2 loaves of cinnamon raisin bread. Tonight we're having the regular bread with spaghetti, yum! (Here's another good easy bread recipe)
It's a unique experience making bread with your hands. These days a lot of people use bread makers or giant mixers to do most of the work for them. We really enjoyed digging in and getting our hands into the dough. The girls got to read the recipe, figure out how much we needed to make 4 loaves of bread, find the ingredients at the store (we didn't have yeast, shortening, raisins, or enough flour), and follow the recipe. They mixed it, kneaded it, and rolled it out. Danya and Gloria were so proud of themselves when the bread was finished!
This has been a good homeschool day. We talked about how yeast works (science), doubled a recipe (math), learned new words: yeast, knead, etc. (Grammar), and made bread (home economics). I'm going to find some bible verses about bread (bible) and we should be done for the day. We even played tennis while the cinnamon raisin bread was baking (P.E.)!