Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Mason Jar Bread

Mason Jar Bread has been an idea of mine for quite some time. I'm so excited to finally be sharing it with you!

The idea is simple: make bread without measuring cups. For this recipe, all I used to measure was two mason pint jars (you could get by with one) and a tablespoon. If your real spoons actually hold a tablespoon, you could even make this bread without using any "real" measuring tools at all!



  • 2 cups warm water
  • 1 Tbsp. active yeast
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 4 cups flour*
  • Pinch of salt

  1. Measure 2 cups of warm water in a mason jar. Pour it into a big bowl and dissolve the yeast in it. Add the honey and stir the water/yeast/honey mixture. 
  2. Measure 2 cups of flour with a dry mason jar and add it to the water/yeast/honey. Stir it together with a wooden spoon. Mix in the salt. 
  3. Add more flour, stirring with a wooden spoon until the dough pulls away from the bowl and a ball begins to form.
  4. Sprinkle flour on a work surface and kneed the dough, adding the rest of the flour or until it is no longer sticky.*
  5. Move the dough to a greased bowl and cover with greased plastic wrap for 1 to 2 hours, or until doubled in size.
  6. Grease a cookie sheet and/or sprinkle it with cornmeal. Form the dough into a log, place it on the cookie sheet and cover with greased plastic for 20 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350.
  8. Bake for 45 minutes, or until golden brown.
*The weather is rainy; we had to use 1/2 cup more.

I got this recipe from Simple Kids, who got it from the The Waldorf Kindergarten Snack Book.

Updated on May 27, 2017.

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