I had been on the look for a very easy bread recipe to try with Sixtine (I have made bread a couple times before and it took so long I found it quite discouraging – we don’t own a machine) when I found the perfect recipe for dinner rolls (suggested by someone on a Facebook group).

I cannot believe how easy and delicious those rolls can be. I made a second batch (by myself this time) tonight and I am starting to think it wasn’t a good idea after all as I have been eating them like there is no tomorrow.

I always make sure to only put the necessary ingredients in front of Sixtine as to not overwhelm her and put them in order of use from left to right. She did an amazing job and we had so much fun. Victoire joined us towards the end (she was napping). It was her first time helping out in the kitchen and she clearly had a blast. It was the perfect occasion to wear her little apron – a great gift from Beth and her family on her first birthday.

Aprons / available here and there

Shot glasses / available here , I use Victoire’s glasses as they are the perfect size!

Recipe for dinner rolls:

  • Mix warm water (please supervise your child accordingly), oil, sugar and yeast; let rest for 10 minutes until yeast activates.
  • Add salt and beaten egg; blend well.
  • Add flour, one cup at a time until soft dough if formed.
  • Knead on a floured surface 5-10 minutes or until dough is smooth and elastic.
  • Shape into small balls (walnut sized) and put into a greased baking pan.
  • Let rise at least 5-10 minutes or until they double in size.
  • Bake at 425 degrees for 15-20 minutes.

Do you have a great toddler-friendly recipe for bread (or anything nice and sweet) that you would like to share? Please do!

Life lately : beach bum / creative mind / her first smoothie / smells like summer

Question : What are the pros and cons of siblings room sharing? Thank you and have a great week!

20 thoughts on “Making Bread

  1. ourmontessorijourney

    Your girls are so gorgeous Deb and I love their aprons, I gotta make my girl one too :-D Have you tried making scones with them too? I used to do it daily with the kids when I was teaching, the only thing I had to do was to turn on the oven, they did the rest, and the smell of fresh scone/bread in the house specially on a cold winter day is just heavenly, isn’t it? :-D

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    1. Sixtine et Victoire Post author

      Fresh scone??? Humm. I thought of this too as I felt the recipe was quite easy but never got around it! Would you like to share your favorite recipe? And thank you for your kind words! I think the girls look adorable in their pretty yellow aprons…I do wish I could sew though!

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    1. Sixtine et Victoire Post author

      You are welcome Elizabeth! How old is your little Lotus now? Is she interested in the kitchen at all? You could start with something small/easy…Sixtine’s first time was apple crumble, she really enjoyed mixing and crumbling!

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      1. elizabethmaryfriend

        Lotus is now 19 months and yes she loves to help with everything, especially in the kitchen. We have made a number of things, just not bread as we get the most delicious bread from our local markets. Still I would like to make some of our own with her sometime soon. Apple crumble is a good idea, I was actually thinking of making apple pie with her now that it is apple season and we have an apple slinky maker! Then I came across an apple crumble recipe today and thought that it would be a better toddler friendly alternative… and now I am reading your suggestion, we will get cooking soon!

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  2. Anne

    Hi Deb! This is so timely – I’ve just been drooling over bread recipes in a cookbook I checked out from the library yesterday! The dinner rolls look look delish! Your girls look adorable in those cheery little aprons. xx.

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  3. Simone Davies

    My kids shared a room up until this year – we live in Amsterdam where the space is a little tight. It went really well. They enjoyed each others company and found a quiet space to read if they wanted to be left alone. But now that my son is 13 he (understandably) wanted his own space away from his 12 year old sister, so we’ve now split the room in two. For young kids, it’s perfect. They keep each other company so we had very few night time visitors!

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    1. Sixtine et Victoire Post author

      Thank you for the feedback Simone! it sounds ideal! I am looking forward to us all benefiting from this big change! We haven’t started yet though…Hopefully Vic will stop nursing at night so we can start the process!

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  4. Cindy V

    I’m gonna have to give these a try! Thanks for sharing. I haven’t baked with Joaquin in a while and should get back to it.
    Cindy

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  5. BLOGOMAMAN

    Ravie de suite ton blog en plus d’instagram! Ta puce est trop jolie!! Au fait as tu changer d’appareil photo, avec quel modèle tu prends celles ci stp? Je m’arrache les cheveux avec tous ces App photos… Amandine

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    1. Sixtine et Victoire Post author

      Hello Amandine! Merci d’avoir pris le temps de laisser un commentaire! Non, j’utilise le meme depuis le debut (pas une priorite pour l’instant meme si je reve d’un appareil pro). J’ai une amie photographe (pro) qui pourrait te conseiller si tu veux. Son blog: http://www.retrolovephotography.com/
      Aussi, si tu as du materiel Montessori en vente (age 3 ans), let me know. Merci!

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  6. kenza

    Hello! Here is a recipe I do with my 5 year old (and I have done it with him when he was younger). I call them “tender as a kiss blueberry muffins”. I let him mix the eggs with a fork in a bowl. And now he can more or less handle the hand mixer alone. He loves to arrange the muffin papers in the tray and then pour the mix with a large spoons. He also gets to set the timer.
    The recipe is for 12 muffins.
    1- In a large bowl, mix together one and half cups of sifted flour, three teaspoons of baking powder, two generous tablespoons of honey, two eggs (previously beaten), one pot of heavy cream (200 ml) and 40 gr of melted butter.
    2- When it has an even consistency, add as much blueberries (or another fruit of choice) as you want.
    3- Bake for 25 minutes in a medium oven (about 170º C. / 340º F.). Let them cool and enjoy!
    Bisous, Kenza.

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