When you have multiple kids with the same preschool teacher – you start to expect certain lessons.

Cannon had red week at school, which means one day they would learn of the Little Red Hen. Which means kids are a little more helpful for at least one day and…homemade bread. It just might be one of my favorite days of preschool.

The kids come home with the most delicious, warm, lopsided loaves you’ll ever see – because they do it on their own.  And they’re full of pride and sometimes just a little stingy with how they share the bread – naturally because I didn’t do any of the work to make the bread. 😉

Bread recipe

6 cups lukewarm water
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup oil
1 cup potato flakes
Combine and add:
2 1/2 tablespoons yeast
4 tablespoons Vital Wheat Gluten
2 tablespoons Dough Enhancer
4-5 cups of freshly ground white wheat flour*
4-5 cups scoops bread flour*
1 tablespoon salt
1/3 cup chia seeds

Pour water in Bosch bowl. Add flakes, yeast, honey, and oil. Mix well. Add 2 cups bread flour and 2 cups whole wheat. Add remaining ingredients. *Start with lower amount of flower and add enough flour to bring to a thick tacky dough that pulls from sides of bowl when mixed. Knead 5 minutes. Place in greased pans.

Rise until doubled for about 45 minutes.

Bake 350 for 25-30 minutes.