Looking for a SIMPLE roll recipe to teach my 5 yr. old about cooking with yeast

@ersmommy1 (12600)
United States
June 5, 2008 5:39pm CST
Does anybody have one? Or know where I might find one. The childrens cookbooks from the library haven't been much help with SIMPLE.
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@lilybug (21148)
• United States
5 Jun 08
1 (1/4-ounce) package active dry yeast 3/4 cup water water (98 to 105 degrees F) 2 1/2 cups plus 1/2 to 1 cup prepared biscuit mix 1 tablespoon sugar 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) melted butter Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Dissolve the yeast in the water. Put the 2 1/2 cups of biscuit mix in a large bowl; stir in the sugar. Add the yeast mixture, stirring vigorously. Sprinkle the work surface generously with the remaining 1/2 to 1 cup biscuit mix. Turn the dough out onto the surface and knead well, 15 to 20 times. Shape the dough as desired. (I shape heaping tablespoons of dough into balls). Place on a lightly greased baking sheet, cover with a damp cloth, and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour. Just before putting into oven, brush rolls with melted butter. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown. Brush the rolls again with melted butter while they're hot.
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• United States
13 Jun 08
There are many recipes which might help, but I do not know any simple ones. I wound up using a jiffy pizza crust mix to demonstrate yeast and rising to my daughter. Oh, I did make bread, too, but it wasn't particularly good bread. :)
• United States
9 Jun 08
Well, yeast stuff is fairly easy- it is just tricky and takes TIME due to needing to allow it to rise. But, this recipe looks alot of fun because it involves rolling them into balls...kids love that! http://www.recipezaar.com/40633
@deebomb (15322)
• United States
6 Jun 08
INGREDIENTS: * 6 cups flour, more or less, divided * 1 tablespoon sugar * 2 1/2 teaspoons salt * 1 envelope active dry yeast * 2 cups very warm water, about 120° * 2 tablespoons softened butter PREPARATION: In a large mixing bowl combine 2 cups flour, sugar, salt, and yeast. Beating at low speed, add the water and butter. Continue beating at high speed for 3 minutes. Add 1/2 cup flour and beat 4 minutes longer.Stir in 3 cups flour, or enough to make a soft dough. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead for about 8 to 10 minutes,, or until dough is smooth and elastic, adding a little more flour as necessary. Place dough in a large buttered bowl, turning to butter top. Cover with a clean towel and let rise for about 1 hour in a warm place, free of drafts. Punch dough down; knead until smooth. Cut dough in half, cover with the mixing bowl, and let stand for 15 minutes longer. Roll each half into a 12x9-inch rectangle. Starting with the narrow edge, roll up, turning ends under to make loaves to fit pans. Place rolls seam side down in greased loaf pans, 9x5x3-inches. Cover pans with clean towel and let rise in warm place until double, about 45 minutes. Bake loaves at 400° for 25 to 30 minutes, or until loaves sound hollow when tapped with fingers. Remove from pans to racks; brush with butter for a soft, more flavorful crust, if desired. Makes 2 loaves of white bread.