Nothing smells better and is more fun and messy than making fresh bread with your kids. Both big and little ones get to measure all the ingredients and squish them together in a resealable bag. Let them take turns kneading the dough, then practice patience as they wait for it to rise, bake and cool.
Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen
Total:
4 hr 50 min
Active:
30 min
Yield:
1 loaf
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Directions

Special equipment: a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan

Put the milk, sugar, yeast and 1 cup of the flour in a large resealable plastic bag. Squeeze the air out of the bag and seal. Squish with your hands until well mixed. Let it rest for 10 minutes at room temperature; the mixture will begin to bubble.

Add the melted butter, salt and remaining 3 1/2 cups flour to the bag, seal and squish again until well blended. Remove the dough from the bag and put it on a floured surface. Knead until smooth, about 5 minutes. 

Butter a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan and add the dough. Cover with a kitchen towel and put in a warm spot until the dough has just risen about 1 1/2 inches over the top of the pan, 2 to 2 1/2 hours. 

Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 375 degrees F. Brush the top of the dough lightly with warm water and bake until golden brown, about 35 minutes. Using oven mitts, remove the loaf from the pan and place in the center of the oven rack. Continue baking until the loaf sounds hollow when rapped lightly with your knuckles on the bottom and top, or an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center registers about 190 degrees F, about 30 minutes more. Transfer the loaf to a cooling rack and cool completely before slicing.

Categories:

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Lemon Bread Pudding

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Garlic Bread

Recipe courtesy of Rachael Ray

Rum Raisin Bread Pudding

Recipe courtesy of The Neelys

Banana Bread

Recipe courtesy of Mary Sue Milliken|Susan Feniger

Banana Nut Bread

Recipe courtesy of Kathleen Daelemans

Homemade Ranch Dressing

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Homemade Granola Bars

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Roasted Garlic Bread

Recipe courtesy of Jamie Deen

Jade's BBP (Breakfast Bread Pudding)

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Trending Videos 6 Videos

Plaster Chocolate Cake 05:58

This cake is so rich and creamy that Raiza Costa wants to plaster the world with it.

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          On TV

          The Pioneer Woman

          9:30am | 8:30c

          Cupcake Wars

          10am | 9c

          Cupcake Wars

          11am | 10c

          Cupcake Wars

          12pm | 11c

          The Pioneer Woman

          1:30pm | 12:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          2:30pm | 1:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          3:30pm | 2:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          4:30pm | 3:30c

          Chopped

          5pm | 4c

          Chopped

          6pm | 5c

          Chopped

          7pm | 6c

          Chopped

          8pm | 7c

          Chopped

          9pm | 8c
          On Tonight
          On Tonight

          Beat Bobby Flay

          10pm | 9c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          10:30pm | 9:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          11:30pm | 10:30c

          Chopped

          12am | 11c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          1:30am | 12:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          2:30am | 1:30c

          Chopped

          3am | 2c

          Mystery Diners

          4:30am | 3:30c

          Get Cooking