Friday, October 26, 2012

Past and Present

The topic of our lesson today was to learn how to differentiate past and present. Below are a few links of materials I downloaded from TPT, which were very helpful to present the subject to my son.

One of the exercise was to separate pictures according to the appropriate time. We used two oat meal containers to separate the images and we named it "then" and "now".

I love homemade bread, I was raised eating it more than the bread we buy at the bakery. Hence baking bread is part of our routine. Although, I bake bread quite often I never told my son that in colonial days the families used to make their own bread. Thus today we talked about the matter mentioned and we baked the bread together.

In case you would like to know the recipe, I will explain it below.

2 eggs
2 tablespoons of butter
1 cup of sugar
1 cup warm milk
1 1/2 cup of whole flour
1 cup of all purpose flour
1 package dry yeast


Stir the eggs and sugar. Add the butter and the warm milk. Mix the flour and dry yeast together, and then mix it with the other ingredients. Cover the bowl with a towel and put in a warm place for approximately 1 hour to rise.

 The secret for the dough to be soft is to beat it as much as you can with you hands. This part is my son's favorite as he gets to punch the dough :)))) - those who have boys will understand it :)))).
Cut the dough in three pieces to make the dough softer. I normally spend 10 minutes on each piece.

Spread butter all over a baking pan and put the dough inside. The little round dough is my son's bread :). Let the dough rise again for as long as it needs to double the size. Make sure to put it in a warm place.

The image below is the dough ready to cook.

Bake the dough in a pre-heat 350 F. To verify if the bread is cooked use a fork or knife. When its ready spread butter on top of the bread, it will give a crusty and delicious flavor.

Hope you enjoyed our post. Have a wonderful weekend. Thanks.


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