Two-ingredient bread, a recipe I found on Pinterest and immediately pinned, could be a fun idea to use with a person who has Alzheimer’s! The activity may relate to a long-term memory from childhood or an earlier season of life. After all, making a comforting connection with simple things from the past can bring joy to someone with Alzheimer’s disease. It occurs to me that this could be an intergenerational success and be shared with grandchildren, as well.
Not only does this simple recipe engage motor skills, the sensory aspects of the activity are many. Consider the sense of touch, feeling the dusty flour, kneading the dough. Smelling the bread baking and seeing its golden goodness when it is brought forth from the oven will be pleasurable for everyone involved. However, the sense of taste may elicit the best reaction–who can resist warm, buttery bread?
At this moment, this is an untried recipe. There is a possibility of an epic Pinterest fail. However, the possibilities for a simple but fun idea are too alluring to be ignored. We’re trying this tonight. I will probably live dangerously and broaden this to a three-ingredient experiment by adding shredded cheddar cheese. A follow-up report on the results, with photos, will soon follow.
Here is the recipe:
1 cup self rising flour + 1 cup Greek yogurt. Combine in mixing bowl to form ball then knead on floured board for 6-8 mins. The more you knead it the better it gets. If dough feels too wet sprinkle w/flour. Roll out. Add stuff. Or whatever you want to do with it. Bake at 350 until golden.
So, we’ll see how well this baking experiment pans out (pun intended; sorry). If it is delicious, you will enjoy photos of my co-workers at Home Instead enjoying fresh bread. If the results are not wonderful, my beloved pup and I will eat the mistakes. Stay tuned for the follow up report!