Easy Bread dough recipe for kids

Easy Bread Dough - Cooking with Kids

Very simple and easy recipe for baking bread with kids or yourself. Relatively quick and works fantastically for bread, rolls and snacks. Perfect for some cooking in the home or classroom.

Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings 1 1/2lb loaf or 4 small rolls
Author Cerys Parker


  • 3 cups strong bread flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 packet of quick action yeast
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable or sunflour oil
  • 1 cup of warm water
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar


  1. Put the dry ingredients in a bowl and mix.
  2. Make a well in the centre of the bowl
  3. Add in the vegetable oil and the warm water
  4. Mix with a spoon until a dough is formed
  5. Turn out the dough on a lightly floured surface
  6. Knead for 5 - 10 minutes until smooth
  7. Make into shapes or put in a loaf tin
  8. Leave in a warm place for around an hour until doubled in size
  9. Decorate if you wish
  10. Preheat the oven to 180C

  11. Cook 15 - 20 minutes for shaped rolls or 20 - 30 minutes for loaves
  12. Test to see if cooked by tapping the bottom with your knuckle - hollow sound = cooked
  13. Leave to cool and enjoy.