Kinderbrot

I remembered this recipe that we sometimes made when I was little. It’s not only really good tasting – you can also really get your children involved. Marlena LOVES to mix and knead dough. And to eat it afterwards, of course.

Kinderbrot (or Kinderbroetchen – meaning something similar to rolls) are easy and fun to make and a healthy snack.

Ingredients (for about 6-8 rolls):

1 tsp yeast
1/3 c warm milk
1/2 tsp honey

2 1/2c whole wheat flour
a little bit of salt
1 c lukewarm water
2 Tbs honey
2 Tbs melted butter

Mix the first three ingredients in a small bowl. Wait until it gets a little bubbly.

Mix everything else but the flour together. Once the mixture is smooth add yeast mix. Stir well. Add flour slowly into mix. Your kid can help stirring. Wooden spoon works best.

Once all the flour is mixed in, take dough out of bowl and knead by hand until it gets all smooth and a little shiny.

Transfer into new bowl with a little bit of oil. Let rise in a warm place until it doubles (about 30 minutes). Knead (briefly) again.

Make little or big breads. Be creative.

Put on baking sheet with parchment paper.

Let rise again for a little while.

Bake at 350F for 30 minutes (for smaller breads).

Eat pure or add butter, fruit spread etc. Tastes best warm…

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Banana Chocolate Bread

Marlena asked me yesterday if she could have a piece of chocolate for dessert…. “Sorry”, I said, “but I don’t think we are going to have a lot of chocolate for the next few weeks. How about we make some banana bread?” –Pause- “How about some chocolate banana bread?” she responded.

So that’s what we did. And it turned out really yummy. (But not very sweet – just to warn those of you who like it rather sugary…)

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups of whole wheat flour
  • ¼ cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup mashed bananas
  • 1/3 cup soft butter
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup of honey
  • 2 t baking powder
  • ½ t baking soda
  • 2 T milk
  • pinch of salt

Mash bananas. Mix all the wet ingredients together in one bowl. Combine all the dry ingredients in a second bowl. Slowly mix the dry ingredients into the wet mix. Blend for about 2 minutes. Pour in buttered loaf pan (8x4x2) and bake at 350 degrees for 55-60 minutes.

Enjoy.

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