Baking bread has been around for thousands of years in many forms. Bread means life and love for many cultures. There are many generations that survived on bread and little else when times were lean and crops were poor.
Today we have the opportunity to experience baking bread with wonderful modern machines that lessen the time involved in the process. I learned how to bake bread from my grandmother the old fashioned way by rising and kneading. I compromise these days by using my mixer for part of the process and then kneading in the end.
There is something about getting your hands in the dough, pushing and pulling, and feeling it bounce back. It is also a great stress reliever when you are at your wits’ end! It helps me get my frustration out instead of on other people. I think it helps the dough rise higher.
In the video, I share my method of baking this favorite sandwich bread around the Frontier. The recipe makes two loaves and they freeze well.
Print out the recipe for Honey Whole Wheat Bread and gather ingredients together. Bake your bread along with Holly as she demonstrates the recipe or watch the video through once before making your own loaves.
The total time investment in this video class is approximately 3 hours to include rise time.
Another great recipe that does not require yeast and rising is our Glazed Apple Bread.
Kids can learn science with baking bread. Read this post for fun experiments. Science and Baking.
Send us a photo of your bread and share your baking experience with us below.