Easy Bread Recipe for Kids

Baking is one of my passion, and I try to have freshly baked bread for my kids every weekend they are with me. If times allows, I might bake during the week as well, but that happens extremely seldom, as my week is usually hectic.

That leaves me with the weekend. The weekend is always reserved for the kids. We do activities together as a family, but also we get to have our own time for ourselves. Nope, I can’t say that with a straight face. I have zero time for myself during the weekend. At least not as long as I have a 3 years old daughter around. And I don’t mind. I love it.

My daughter loves to “help” me in the kitchen whenever I cook or bake. So, I am always in desperate need for easy recipes for … whatever I am cooking or baking. And by easy I mean, any recipe that requires less ingredients that can produce a disaster in the kitchen. So here goes my super easy super fast recipe for baking a bread with my daughter:

Easy Bread Recipe for Kids

Recipe by ClaraDifficulty: Easy


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  • 700 grams flour

  • 25 grams of fresh yeast (or 10 grams of dry yeast)

  • 1 tablespoon of sugar

  • 10 grams of salt

  • 500 grams of lukewarm water

  • 50 grams of oil


  • Pour the flour in a large bowl. Make space in the center for the yeast – or ask your child to do that for you.
  • Add the yeast and the sugar in the middle of the flour. Or ask your child to do that. My daughter loves to pour the sugar.
  • Add 4-6 spoons of the lukewarm water to the yeast and sugar mixture and mix until it becomes a homogenous mixture. This step I like to do it myself, and my daughter is in charge of holding the bowl on the sides.
  • Add the rest of the water and the oil. Mix with a spoon until all the flour is integrated.
  • The dough will be quite soft, liquidly almost, but that is ok. It doesn’t require kneading, which is perfect for me, as I don’t have time and space to do that. I tried it before, but my daughter would get very frustrated because she was not strong enough to do that by herself.
  • Cover the dough with a plastic wrap or a kitchen cloth, and let it rest for 1 hour. Every 15 minutes, use your hands to fold the dough in 4 parts. Repeat this 4 times. This will help with the creation of the “air bubbles” as my daughter likes to call them.
  • After the first hour has passed, you can decide to either wait another hour for the dough to rest more, or you can put it in the oven at 225 Degrees Celsius, in a pot with a lid for the first 30 minutes, and another 20 minutes uncovered.


  • The second hour of waiting for the dough to “rest” – is optional. The more you wait, the more air bubbles will be formed. The dough can be left overnight as well. When we are in a hurry, we bake the bread straight after the first hour. We sometimes let it rest over night, and have freshly baked bread for breakfast.

Have you tried this recipe? How did your bread turn to look like? I would love for your to share your own experience with baking with your children.

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