Want to see their creations? We had everything from a turtle to a spaceship!
Of course then I thought of my own kids and felt guilty that I hadn't done it with them in a while. I had to come home and make another batch so my own kids could have fun with it. Gosh darn it, I want my kids to grow up knowing that yes you can make your own food, and no it doesn't all have to come from a store! I've let them play with bread dough a few times over the years but not enough, and that is going to change.
Here's a pic of Coleman with his bread he shaped into his name...
Put ingredients in bowl in the following order:
2 Cups warm water
1 Tablespoon yeast
1/4 Cup sugar
4 Cups flour
1 tsp salt
1/4 Cup oil
Mix with dough hook on mixer for approx 10 mins, adding a little more water or flour if needed. Dough should be a little sticky, and not dry at all.
Let rise until doubled in size,(approx 1 hour.)
Punch down, shape into rolls/loaves/whatever and place onto baking pan.
Let rise again (approx 1/2 hour) and brush with an egg/milk wash if you want it shiny, or dust with flour if you want it...floury!
Bake for 20 mins at 425 F.
I use this recipe for everything - dinner rolls, bread, cinnamon rolls, doughnuts, pizza base, cheese bread, pretzels, you name it! You can also substitute some wheat flour, say half white, half wheat, and it's really yummy.