Bread-in-a-bag

Bread-in-a-bag

This is a fun way to find out how bread is made, and you'll love seeing yeast make the dough rise!

By , 21 September 2015

(2 votes)

Bread-in-a-bag
  • 50 Mins
  • Serves: 4
  • Price: 6p per serving
Nutritional Info
Each 82g serving contains
  • Energy

    754KJ

    180KCAL

    9%
  • Fat

    1g

    low

    1%
  • Saturates

    0.2g

    low

    1%
  • Sugars

    0.9g

    low

    1%
  • Salt

    0.54g

    med

    9%
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 920kJ/220kcal.
Ingredients
  • You will need a large resealable food bag and foil
  • 110g wholemeal bread flour, plus 1 tbsp extra
  • 110g white bread flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 x 7g sachet of dried yeast
  • 150ml lukewarm water (or 75ml milk and 75ml lukewarm water)
Method
  • This recipe is part of our 'cooking with kids' feature and has instructions for children.

  • Cut a piece of foil about 80cm long. Fold it in half, then scrunch up the corners to make your own baking tray.

  • Put the empty bag on the scales. Measure both flours into the bag. Add the salt and dried yeast. Seal the bag and give it a good shake.

  • Open the bag and add the water (and milk if using). Squeeze out the air and re-seal the bag.

  • Knead dough in the bag with the heels of your hands until it's all blended, turning occasionally. Knead for at least 10 mins until dough doesn't stick to the bag.

  • Dust the table with flour. Take dough out of the bag and knead a couple of times.

  • Shape the dough with your hands. Be creative! You can try all sorts of shapes; round, oval, oblong or even square.

  • Put your loaf in the foil tray and place on a baking tray.

  • Sprinkle with flour. Lay the bag over the top. Leave to rise for 45-60 mins in a warm place.

  • Half an hour before baking pre-heat the oven to 220C/200C Fan/Gas 7. Remove the bag. Put the bread in the oven. Bake for 20-25 mins until risen and golden.

  • The bread should sound hollow when trapped on the bottom. Place on a rack to cool before serving.