Rainbow Swirl Classic Bread

11:14 Niloufer Riyaz 4 Comments

 The name by itself sounds sooo colorful , Baked this bread for HBC group and this month's theme was Bread,. thanks to Priya Suresh and Manjula Kanted was having such a fun making this bread, My six year old son who helped in mixing the colours and is eagerly waiting for the bread to be baked. It is super soft and pleasure to eyes. With this measurement you would get two loafs of bread. But I made this bread with half the recipe only. Lets move to the recipe

You need:

Warm water                                  2 1/2cups
Sugar                                            1tbsp
Active dry yeast                            2 1/2 tsp
Bread flour / All purpose flour        7cups
Salt                                               1tbsp
Room Temperature Butter             4tbsp
Melted Butter                                2 tbsp
More flour for dusting

Liquid Food Colors- Red, Yellow, Orange, Blue, Green, Purple( mix red and blue)


In a big bowl add the warm water, Sugar, Yeast and mix well, Allow the yeast to ferment for at least 15 minutes.
To the fermented mixture add salt, dissolve it completely. Now to it add 4 cups of flour, and mix well with a wooden spoon. Keep this mixture aside for 10 minutes.
Add the remaining two cup of flour ( one by one) to the mixture.
Bring the dough to a flat surface , incorporate the butter to it and knead to a smooth elastic  dough.
Divide the dough into two.
I used only one half of the dough, the remaining dough you can use to make pull apart monkey bread.
Now divide the one half of the dough into 6 parts and place them in 6 different bowls, Cover with a wet tea towel.

Remove one piece from a bowl and place it on a plastic cutting board (or any surface you're willing to cover with food coloring). Add several drops of food coloring ( start with 10 drops and keep adding as you go).
Using gloves to prevent your hands from getting dyed, begin to knead the food coloring into the dough, adding more food coloring until it is fully incorporated. This takes some time; just be patient and it will come together!
Shape dough into a ball and return to its bowl. Repeat with remaining pieces of dough, dye each dough with different color (red + blue makes purple), being sure to wash your hands/gloves and your work surface between each color.
Cover the Dough with oiled cling film and let the dough rise say about 1- 1/2 hours.
Lightly dust the working surface with flour and and roll each dough  into 8 by 4" rectangle. and  place them one on top another according to VIBGYOR format.

Roll up dough tightly from the short end into a loaf. Place loaf in a lightly greased 9-by-5-inch loaf pan. Cover with a tea towel or oiled  plastic wrap and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
Brush melted butter and bake in a Pre- heated oven @ 180*-200* C for about 30-35 minutes.
It should sound hollow when the bottom of the bread is tapped.
Allow the bread to cool and Slice
Enjoy this moist bread with butter!!

While you dye if you feel the dough is difficult to handle then you can dust some flour and incorporate the colors to the dough.


Unknown said...

wow rainbow bread has come out so very well dear :) kudos to your effort and thanks for trying this :) Perfectly made rainbow swirls and well explained :)

wow so beautiful!!!so perfectly done

Awesome looking colorful bread. Wonderfully prepared.

Priya Suresh said...

Just a catchy and breath taking bread, lovely bread there.