Category Archives: Yeast Bread

Good Eats: Pretzel Logic | Three-Day Yeast Dough Soft Pretzels Lab

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Oh. My. Goodness. It is recipes like this that make people think Family and Consumer Sciences teachers have magic superpowers. (Does anyone else feel under high pressure at potlucks?) Even if you don’t have time to make these soft yeast dough pretzels with your students, do it for yourself. They are so good!

Good news teachers: This lab can be spread across three days!

Day 1: Students watch “Good Eats: Pretzels Logic” and take notes on their recipe card

  • Recipe is also available on Food Network.
  • This episode is a little confusing because he does the pretzels “wrong” first before correcting it. So have students record the recipe for the dough and then stop recording until he adds in the baking soda step.

Day 2: Students mix dough and review for their test with a Kahoot review game

  • Refrigerate the dough overnight after the first kneading step. We actually froze our dough and that worked well too. Just give it a whole overnight to thaw.

Day 3: Students can form pretzels, boil, and bake.

Do yourself a favor and don’t wait until your yeast bread unit rolls around to make these. 

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Demonstrate Yeast Bread Method with Best-Ever Cinnamon Rolls | Family and Consumer Sciences, Home Economics Lab Experience

Demonstrate yeast bread method with these best ever whole wheat overnight cinnamon rolls. It has become a family favorite in my home as well. The same overnight method that makes them suitable for classroom use makes them great for special breakfasts.

This week my students made one of the most popular recipes at our school: Our overnight whole wheat cinnamon rolls. They have become a favorite of mine as well. The same overnight method that makes them convenient for classroom use makes them great for special breakfasts. Continue reading

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Yeast Bread Notes with Honey Whole Wheat Rolls Demonstration | Family and Consumer Sciences, Home Economics Activity

Overnight Honey Whole Wheat Rolls Recipe with notes and key for demonstrating yeast bread method to Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Students

Last week I shared my Modern Marvels Bread-in-a-Bag Activity that I use to introduce yeast bread to by Bakery students. This week we went over our yeast bread notes with an overnight honey whole wheat rolls recipe.

I go over the ingredient functions, scaling, and mixing with a demonstration of the recipe. We refrigerate the dough overnight lightly oiled in a large container. Students prepare their own dough on this day as well.

On the second day I set out the bread about 30 minutes before students arrive. We go over proofing, shaping, and baking. After demonstrating a variety of dinner roll shapes, students prepare their own dough. The recipe calls for the dough to proof for 45 minutes, but we have let them rest for just 10 minutes with good results.

This term the students got crafty with some Pinterest inspiration. They prepared a red egg wash with an egg yolk and a bit of red food coloring for the Santa hat.

Overall the students enjoy all of the shapes they can make with the dough and I feel good about it being a whole grain recipe. The Modern Marvels recipe demonstrates a hard, lean, loaf, this recipe demonstrates a medium loaf, and later this week I will share my recipe for a rich dough: Cinnamon rolls.

 

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