Here is the activity for week 1 from our Advent devotional. Below are pictures that have been shared from members of their Advent wreaths as well as the bread they baked at home. Please keep the pictures coming. If you didn’t receive a kit and would like one, please contact Amy at 402-291-8868 ext 102
Day 7: Weekly reflection enrichment activity- You can use this recipe or use your own.
Most bread recipes with yeast require time for the dough to rise. This is a grat opportunity to discuss whith your household ( or personal reflection) the tension we feel in times of waiting. Connect this to the story of redemption and how God’s people waited thousands of years for the Messiah to come(first Advent), and how e are currently in a season of waiting for Jesus to return.
1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
2– 1/4 cups warm water (110 to 115)
3 tablespoons sugar plus 1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon salt
2 tablespoons oil
6-1/4 to 6 3/4 cups bread flour
- In a large bowl, dissolve yeast and 1/2 teaspoon sugar in warm water; let stand until bubbles form on surface. Whisk together remaining 3 tablespoons sugar, salt and 3 cups flour. Stir oil into yeast mixture; pour into flour mixture and beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time to for a soft dough.
- Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic , 8-10 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to great the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled. 1-1/2 to 2 hours.
- Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide dough in half. Shape easch into a loaf. Place in 2 greased 9/5 in load pans. Cover and let rise until doubled, 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
- Bake at 375 until golden brown and bred sounds hollow when tapped or has reached an internal temperature of 200, 30-35 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.