Bread that young kids like
Hi all. This is my first post here. I live in Canberra, Australia and have a 7yo daughter.
I recently started baking bread again after quite a few failed attempts earlier. And finally produced a few loaves that I like. It's the recipe that's on the first page of the only bread baking book I own which I slightly adapted and it works every time.
Ingredients are: 3 cups white bread flour, 3/4 wholemeal bread flour, 1 2/3 cups water, 2 tsp sugar, 2 tsp salt, 1 tbs oil, 1 sachet (8 gr) instant dry yeast
I mix all except yeast and let it sit for 30 mins. Then knead in the breadmaker. I let it rise on top of the fridge - only takes about 45 mins to double in size, punch down, second rise in bread pan on top of fridge - only takes 20-25 mins. Bake at 190C for 35 mins.
I find the crumb and crust rather fantastic and I also like the taste. But my daughter disagrees unfortunately. It is hard to find out what it is she doesn't like about it. I had "It has a funny taste" and "It's too chewy". And I'm wondering if she can detect a yeast taste where my old taste buds can't?
I know that is a really fast rise, but I love that I am able to quickly bake a loaf after work. I did try to half the yeast last night, but it rose so slowly that I lost patience and ended up putting it in the oven (after 10pm!) too early so it was too small and dense. I could live with doing a rise in the fridge while I'm at work, but just don't have time to wait hours for dough to rise when I have to be there to watch that it doesn't over-proof.
Has anyone had this issue with their kids not liking the bread and have you been able to solve it? I must admit she is used to eating soft light wholegrain and wonder white type breads. But gently-gently, slowly-slowly is the key to changing tastes!