How to Dye Bread

One of the best things about baking your own bread is the versatility.You can add your favourite herbs, spices or flavoured extracts to your recipes.. You can also dye bread dough any colour you desire, producing fun, bright slices for making sandwiches for any occasion. Dye bread pink or blue for a baby shower, make sandwiches in your team or school colours or make holiday breads in holiday colours.

Place your risen bread dough on a floured surface. If you want to make more than one colour, cut the dough into a separate piece for each colour.

Knead the dough, one piece at a time, by hand or in a stand mixer using a paddle attachment, for 10 minutes. Add the gel food colouring 3 drops at a time as you knead until the dough turns to the desired colour.

Place the dough in a prepared loaf pan, or roll the pieces into ropes and braid them. Cover the dough with a towel and let it rise again for 1 1/2 hours, or as directed by the recipe, before baking.

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