Today the Junior 1C classroom had an experiment. The children were very excited to experiment with that yukky smelly yeast. Their eyes wide ready to absorb everything that was going on…… The question going round was: But how will that yukky smelly thing make the dough grow???? Some did not believe it until they saw with their own eyes.
Please find the experiment below if you would like to try it out at home. You can use this dough to make pizza bases or small bread buns. Enjoy experimenting. 🙂
Ingredients used: 250gr plain flour, pinch of table salt, teaspoon of sugar, packet of dried baker’s yeast, 3/4 glass warm water.
Method: In a glass put in warm water and sugar, dissolve. Sprinkle the yeast and leave to rest for a few minutes (best if left for 15 min.) Children were too impatient to wait that long :-).
In a bowl mix in the flour and salt, make a hole in the middle and pour in the yeast mixture. Mix into a dough. Knead the dough gently on a floured surface or in the bowl. Cover and leave to rest at room temperature. If used for cooking, best results of growing are obtained by allowing dough to rise overnight at room temperature or 24 hours in refrigerator. If used for bread one can add raisins in the dough to make sweet bread or chopped apple. If using for pizza herbs can be added to the dough to give flavour.
Obviously with 250gr of flour you will not get a big pizza. We used that quantity as it is only experimental. I hope that in the morning we will not find the room flooded by our Growing Dough 🙂
Keep scrolling down and watch the children experimenting.