Cooking With Kids : Plaited Turmeric Bread

Cooking With Kids : Plaited Turmeric Bread

Cooking With Kids : Plaited Turmeric Bread

Cooking with kids... it might be messy (!) but it's not only a valuable life skill, it also helps children to develop a variety of motor and mental skills. What's more, cooking together as a family helps us to share and bond and creates a safe space where we all feel connected and comfortable with each other and can open up.

Mama Brown & Co contributor & seller Marta Conte, founder of Mummy's Little Chef children's cooking classes, shares a plaited bread recipe with a difference to keep the whole family entertained and connected in the kitchen.

Ingredients:
  • 700g strong bread flour
  • 150ml warm water
  • 30g unsalted butter
  • 25g fresh yeast or 1 sachet fast-action yeast
  • 10g salt
  • 1 whisked egg
  • 300ml milk
  • 1tsp turmeric
Method:
  • Mix the yeast and water.
  • Add the mixture, the whisked egg, turmeric, milk and salt to the flour.
  • Kneed for 10 minutes until you have a smooth dough.
  • Cover the dough and let it rest for 1hr.
  • Once the dough has risen, divide it into 3 or 4 equal portions.
  • Take one portion and divide it into 3.
  • On a flour surface roll each section to and fro to make a long rope.
  • Repeat the process for the other sections.
  • Pinch the 3 sections together at one end.
  • Plait the ropes together, fairly loosely, then pic the ends together.
  • Cover with a tea towel and let it rest for 30 minutes.
  • Bake for 15 minutes at 200C.

You can find more recipe ideas in Marta's Family Recipe Box on the store, along with tips to help you get the most out of cooking with your minis. Discover more play ideas to keep your family entertained whilst at home in our 30 Days of Play article or on Instagram via #thembhub. Happy Playing!