What an amazing Saint Patrick’s Day celebration we had in Foods 1 today. We started our King Arthur Partnership project yesterday by making the yeast dough recipe following King Arthur’s recipe booklet and DVD. Since it is a 3 1/3 hour process, the plan was to make the dough, allow it rise, punch it down and refrigerate.
On baking day I allowed the dough to come to room temperature for the students and we shaped half of the recipe into a loaf while using the other half for the Saint Patrick’s Day pretzels. I used the DVD and created a listening guide to accompany the tutorial to help keep them focused.
Great job braiding the bread!
Check out this nice braid.
We found the dough scrapers very hand for moving the braid loaf to the greased pan. King Arthur generously donated 50 of these handy tools for students to take home along with the recipe booklets. One scraper at the top and bottom moved the bread nicely without stretching it.
Thank you King Arthur for these handy dandy kitchen tools!
Aren’t they beauties? I got a kick start on the second rise by preheating one oven to 200 and placing the loaves inside for about 30 minutes to double in size. And then we proceeded to bake while we shaped pretzels.
There’s not too many adults who can make this their first go around, don’t you think?
Plenty to cool and now plenty to share with our homeless population. Many of the students want to share in the giving experience when we deliver the bread to our local shelter. For now, it goes in the freezer until next week.
Pretzel ropes anyone? We’ve got them everywhere. Students are creating hearts connected to form a clover and a stem. I dyed some regular sugar green and had a big bag ready for students to dust until their heart was content.
This is one proud Foods teacher for all the efforts of her three classes combined.
Go to this link to learn more about this fantastic educational program.
Have you ever made homemade yeast bread? We’ll be making this recipe again for more frugal yeast bread products like pizza, hot pockets, stromboli and more!