Yeast Bread

Make Yeast Bread

Yeast Balloons


  • 1 packet of yeast
  • 1 narrow glass or container (balloon needs to be able to cover opening)
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ¼ cup of warm water (110- 115 degrees F)
  • 1 small balloon


  • Add the packet of yeast to the narrow glass.
  • Add the sugar and shake to combine.
  • Add the warm water and shake to combine.
  • Take a moment to observe what is happening.
  • Stretch out the balloon by blowing it up a few times to make sure it is loose.
  • Cover the top of the glass with the balloon.
  • Set a timer for 20 minutes.
  • Place the glass in a warm place.
  • Return and observe what happened.
  • Repeat the experiment without sugar and/or using either cold or boiling water. What do you think will happen?

Vegan Cornbread


  • 1 ¼ cup of whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 cup of yellow cornmeal
  • 2/3 cup of granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp of salt
  • 1 tbs baking soda
  • 1 ¼ cup of almond milk
  • 1/3 cup of safflower oil
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and spray an 8×8 baking pan with avocado oil.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, sugar, salt, and baking soda.
  3. Stir to combine.
  4. Add in oil and milk. Mix until just combined.
  5. Pour into prepared pan.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes.