Saturday, 10 August 2013

Rainbow Swirl Classic Bread ( For HBC - 4)

According to the hindu calendar the month of Shravan has started and with it all our festivals begin in full glory. It is during this time that  the rains get romantic.  It normally doesn't rain heavily in this month . The sun too plays hide and seek and many times it rains even when the sun is shining .And then suddenly we see a rainbow in the sky. A multicoloured rainbow , a nature's bridge to the sky......

But do you know that this month that very rainbow appeared in my kitchen and after a lot of aahs and oohs we ate it too. Wondering what I am writing suddenly after being so sensible till now ??  Thinking that I have lost my senses ?? . No , I really had a rainbow and thoroughly enjoyed eating it , though initially I didn't feel at all like putting such a beautiful thing in my mouth to finish it off .

Ok Guys ,  no more suspense !!! This is all about the home-bakers-challenge  started by  priya suresh  and this month's host for HBC - Manjula  . For  4th month's challenge Manjula chose this lovely Rainbow Cake .  It was breath taking and simply amazing. Thanks a lot Priya and Manjula for this colourful challenge.

Ingredients :

3 n 1/2 cups .....................All purpose flour ( maida)
1 cup..............................warm water
1 tbsp............................dry yeast
1 tsp............................sugar
1/2 tsp ........................salt
1 tbsp........................home made butter ( loni)
1 tsp each..........................colour of your choice ( I used yellow, green, pink n blue)

Method :

Add warm water to yeast and sugar and let it rest for 15 minutes.
When the mixture becomes foamy add 2 cups maida and mix well.
Again let the dough rest for 30 minutes so that it rises to double.
Now add the remaining maida little at a time and knead really really well with your hands.
The dough should be very elastic and sticky.
Add 1 tbsp butter and again knead it.
Put it in a bowl and plastic wrap it and keep aside for 2 hours to rise.
After 2 hours punch and knead the dough to let the air out.
Divide the dough in as many parts as the colours you are having.
Add the colours and knead the dough well so that the colour mixes well with the dough.
There should be no white part seen in the coloured dough.
Wash your hands after addition of each colour so that the colours don't mix with each other.
Now put them in separate bowls , plastic wrap them and again keep them aside for 1 hour to rise.

Now dust the kitchen platform with flour and roll a same size rectange of each colour.
Keep these rectanges one upon the other and make a tight roll .
Put this roll in the greased bread making tin . plastic wrap and set aside for 1/2 an hour.
Brush the top of the roll with milk ( this gives the crust a shiny look)
Now preheat the oven at 180 degrees and bake the bread for 30 minutes or till the outer crust is hard.
If you press it , it should spring back.
So friends start baking to get a rainbow in your kitchen, before the monsoon ends.....

Also sending it to :

  bake-fest   @  desifiesta


  1. Looks so beautiful... I wud've not wanted 2 eat it!

  2. wow look at that swirls you have got :) gorgeous bread dear :) thanks for giving it a try :)

  3. Wow, so perfectly made rainbow cake.. Looks stunning !

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  5. Delicious Rainbow swirl bread you made it beautifully.

  6. Amazing, first time seen this bread. Superb effort dear.

    today's post:

  7. wow..perfect swirl and your rainbow bread looks lovely...well made!

  8. ohg !! this luks simply amazing !!!! you have ur craft art hands working in here as well !!!

  9. Nice blog here! Also your website loads up fast! What host are you using? I wish my website loaded up as fast as yours lol !


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