In this special tutorial video, Sarah shares her favorite bread recipe which she used for many years in her Waldorf kindergarten classroom. Baking is a wonderful activity for children, teaching them a variety of real-world skills as they prepare a tasty meal!
Kindergarten Bread Recipe
1 cup honey
1 tsp. yeast
1 tsp. salt
4 cups unbleached white bread flour
4 cups whole wheat flour
The night before you plan to bake bread, mix a teaspoon of honey in a cup of lukewarm (not hot) water. Sprinkle 1 tsp. yeast on top. Allow the yeast to float on the surface of water – do not stir!
Set this in a warm place until foamy (15-30 minutes). Put 3 cups of warm water in a large mixing bowl. The water should not be too hot. Make sure you can hold your finger comfortably in the water while you count to ten. Add 1 tsp. salt and a large wooden spoonful of honey. Mix well. Add the yeast mixture and stir again. Stir in enough flour (half whole wheat and half white bread flour) to make a bread “sponge” the consistency of thick mud. Beat with a wooden spoon for 100 strokes. Cover with a damp towel, and let the sponge sit overnight.