How to Bake Bread

Baking bread is a quintessential kindergarten experience in a Waldorf school. We take this tradition and bring it home. In this video, I’ll show you a quick and easy recipe for making bread:

1 tablespoon sugar (I use brown sugar)
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/4 teaspoon of yeast
2 cups of warm water
4 cups of flour

Mix ingredients together in a non-metal bowl (ceramic or plastic) with a wooden spoon (don’t use metal).
Add a loose fitting lid (optional, add oil to dough so it doesn’t dry out).

After it has doubled in size (2-4 hours), shape it into medium-sized balls using your hand that have been oiled with olive oil to keep the dough from sticking.

Bake for 12 minutes at 430 degrees on an oiled pan or in a pan lined with parchment paper.

Serve piping hot with olive oil.



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5 thoughts on “How to Bake Bread

  1. Can we use this bread recipe to make stuufed buns(with minced meat inside or vegetables) or pizza?

    1. Absolutely! I use this dough recipe for anything from calzones, to pizza, to cinnamon buns. I even use for homemade play-dough (though I do add more salt when I do that). It’s a very versatile dough. Just know that if you add more sugar, yeast or water, it will rise faster and if you add more salt, it will rise slower. Also if it’s warm it will rise faster and if it’s cool it will rise slower.

  2. Have you tried this baked in shapes? I’m looking for a recipe that my kids can use to make letters or numbers rolls 🙂

    1. Hi Amanda, I once used this recipe to make the planets. We colored them and tried to make the rings for Saturn. I found that it was challenging to get the shape right because it swells as it bakes. If you wanted to make large letters, then yes, it would work, but if you wanted to make letters smaller than a foot, it might be difficult to get recognizable shapes.

      1. Thanks! I decided to just let them mold thr dough for fun and then made them into rolls. And, they are amazing! Thanks for sharing the recipe!!!

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