13 February 2011

Rainbow bread

Several months ago, a friend of mine went to visit her husband (who was working in the middle east).  She came back with lots of photos and stories, and one of the things she talked about was rainbow bread.  She mourned the fact that she can't find it in this country, because she really liked the colorfulness.

I had looked at the pictures she posted, and was also impressed with the colorfulness of the bread.  So this weekend, I decided to sit down with the boys and make our own version of rainbow bread.

I didn't have any red food coloring, so all I had to use was blue, green, and yellow.  I broke the dough into three sections and had each of the kids work the color into the dough.

It took a long, long time...

...but finally the dough balls were evenly colored.  The boys waited eagerly while the dough rose, and watched as I formed the loaf into a spiral of bright colors.  I think the worst part of the waiting was after the bread was cooked, because they had to wait an hour for the bread to cool before I could slice it open.

But it was worth the wait!




 I had planned to make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with the bread, but the kids wanted grilled cheese.



Even the dog wanted some, ha!  Both the younger boys want me to make this for their birthdays.  Sounds wonderful to me.  We can't wait to make this again.

6 comments:

patricialynn said...

Posting a comment here because I've heard from friend/family that they can't get a comment here...so wanted to make sure it works.

Wendy said...

So awesome! Love the colorful bread ;). Looks like a fun project.

patricialynn said...

It was pretty fun - the boys want to do it again as quickly as possible. I'm thinking I'll try it without dye, but with cinnamon in between the swirls - with three layers of cinnamon, it should be extra pretty and tasty.

Wendy said...

Sounds yummy! We love cinnamon bread around these parts ;).

Jessica @BeforeTheDawn said...

That is a great idea. My kids love to help make bread and this would make a fun *now & then* alternative!

Anonymous said...

My local Publix makes Rainbow bread.