Saturday, March 16, 2013

Rainbow Swirl Wheat Bread

Day 15 of our Pot o'Activities: Rainbow Swirl Bread

I used my own wheat bread recipe though.

1 cup of warm water
1 Tablespoon milk
2 Tablespoons olive oil
2 Tablespoons honey
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
One package of yeast (or 2 1/4 teaspoons)

Mix these ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Let the yeast mixture sit for a couple of minutes.

Add 1 cup of white flour and 1 cup of wheat flour. Mix with a wooden spoon.

Using the hook attachment of your mixer, slowly add another 3/4 cup white flour and 3/4 cup wheat flour.

Knead the dough for about 10 minutes. Grease a large bowl with oil, place the dough in the bowl, and cover with a towel.

Set your oven to 170 degrees for about 45 seconds. Turn off the oven and place your bowl in the warm oven for about 30-40 minutes, or until doubled.

Punch the dough down and separate into 6 pieces.

Add about 10 drops of food coloring to each piece. Knead the dough until the color is mixed.

Roll each piece into a rectangle on a greased cutting board. Pile the rectangles on top of each other. With a rolling pin, roll the pile of all colors down to about 1/2 inch.

Starting with the long end, roll the dough like a jelly roll. Place in a greased loaf pan.

Let the dough rise for about 30 minutes.

Place in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes.
We made this bread again. I put the red color on the bottom this time.