I don’t know about you, but I certainly have an anxious helper when it comes to cooking. We made this Bread in a Bag Recipe for the Activity Day girls in my ward and I decided that I wanted my little helper to try it out too. She loved it and we had a yummy loaf of bread to enjoy. The best part….no messy clean-up.

When we did this with the Activity Day girls, we taught them about measuring and reading the directions. You could do a mini-cooking lesson with your kids too. Enjoy!Bread in a Bag

3 cups all-purpose flour, divided
3 tablespoons white sugar
1 (.25 ounce) package rapid rise yeast , or 1 TBLS
1 cup warm water
3 tablespoons non-fat dry milk
3 tablespoons oil
1 1/2 teaspoons salt

In a large resealable freezer bag, combine 1 cup of flour, sugar, yeast and warm water. Squeeze most of the air out of the bag, and seal. Squish with your hands until the well blended. Set aside to rest for 10 minutes at room temperature, or until bubbles appear.

In a separate bowl, stir together 1 cup of flour, dry milk, oil and salt. Pour into the resealable bag and squeeze out most of the air. Seal, and squish until well blended. Add the last cup of flour to the bag, and continue mixing in the same manner until well blended.

Remove the dough from the bag, and place on a floured surface. Knead for 5 to 8 minutes. Form into a small loaf, and place in a greased 8×4 inch loaf pan. Cover with a towel, and allow to rise for about 30 minutes, or until your finger leaves an impression when you poke the top of the loaf gently.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Bake the bread for 35 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown.


  1. what fun…this is definetly something my daughter would love to do!!

  2. We do this every year in my sisters kindergarten class and it is so easy and fun! I have also done it with my own kids and activity day kids much easier having the mess in a bag. I love it!

  3. this blog is so adorable and packed with great ideas.thanks for stopping by my blog!xo

  4. I have a yummy recipe for chocolate cake in a mug! You cook it in the microwave for 3 minutes and it is delicious! I am Kirsten’s friend so if you want the recipe, ask her and she’ll post it for ya’ll to enjoy!

  5. love love ALL these ideas… will be back to read and read… thank you! ~ kim

  6. Totally cute idea! I’ll try this with my boys! They’d love it!

  7. Sounds like fun I might have to try!

  8. I just heard about your blog and love it. I was looking at your Super Saturday ideas and was especially interested in the Recipe book that was made. Do you have detailed instructions for that?

  9. so simple!

    thanks for sharing, i might even be able to pull this on off 😉

    Rose XXX

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