Published on March 3rd, 2014 | by Kristen Swain5
The Coolest Bread in the World – Rainbow Bread
So, thinking along the lines, St. Pat’s and the whole celebrating the rainbow this month. I happened upon the idea of coloring bread into bright colors and swirling it up, to create a fantastically pretty rainbow bread. I thought I’d give it a try and wow, I am so happy how pretty this bread turned out. This is definitely a special occasion bread, but what a treat for the littles! they will just adore the fun colors. I can verify that my minions think this bread is the ultimate, they loved it so much they took pics to send to their friends!
First thing you need is 3 loaves of plain white Rhodes Frozen Dough, thawed then cut in half.
Then I chose my colors. Bright gel food colors that I purchased at a local baking supply store for about $1.75 each.
Then I pressed a dent into each color and put a good sized 1/2 teaspoon of gel color into each piece of bread.
I had the younger minion assist me, and we took each piece of dough, wearing some medical gloves of course to keep our hands clean, we kneaded each color until the color was through out the dough.
After coloring each piece of dough, I split them equally in half, and then used some Pam spray to roll out the pieces of dough. I started out with pink dough, rolled it about the size of my loaf pan, then rolled out the next dough to the same size, and layered it on top of the last color. In this order.Pink, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple. The next loaf was the reverse, Purple, Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, Pink. I found it was easier to roll the dough out, then put it on top of the first layer, and stretch it gently to size. A little rip or tear isn’t a big deal, but if you have a large hole, patch it with dough from the edges.
When you have all your colors, roll the dough up into a log, and place into well sprayed pans seam side down. I left them to rest and rise for about 2 hours.
Heat your oven to 400 degrees and bake for about 20 minutes. I found that the purple loaf turned out much prettier then the pink loaf. The pink was stronger inside the loaf and the purple color could take the browning of the outside and still look quite pretty.
After the bread is cooled, I was able to slice nice thin slices for a sandwich.
Behold, the World’s Coolest PB&J sandwich.