Aug 28, 2009

COLORD BREAD WITH SPINACH AND CARROT

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Weekly one time I bake bread for breakfast, last week when I was baking got bored with white or simple wheat bread every week and I wanted to bake some thing new. And I started searching for a new and interesting bread recipe and I came though some colored bread recipes but most of those recipes are colored with food colors. Maximum I avoid food colors in my cooking so what to do I was thinking… I wanted to make my bread more interesting and healthy. Opened my diary and searching if I got any ideas from that... long back I made colored chapatti with spinach and beetroot so now I thought why didn't I that same method in bread making hurrrrrrrry it worked and here is the beautiful colored bread with natural colors here I go………….
FOR SPINACH DOUGH:-----
Wheat flour – 2 cups
Yeast – 1 teasp
Sugar – 1 tea sp
Cumin seeds – 1 teasp (lightly roasted and crushed)
Spinach paste – 1 tab sp
Garlic – 1 tab sp crushed
Salt – 1/4 tea sp
Egg – 1 (optional)
Milk powder – 1 tab sp (optional)
Butter – 1 tab sp softened

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METHOD:----
1. In 1/2 cup warm water add yeast and 1 tea sp sugar and mix well and leave in a warm place for 10 min. to rise and become creamy and bubbly.
2. Now in a big bowl add butter, flour and salt and rub well then add egg, milk powder spinach paste, crushed garlic, crushed cumin seeds and yeast mixture and make soft dough
3. Then place this dough on a floured surface and knead for 10 min. or till dough become smooth and elastic.
4. And place the dough again in the same big bowl grease little butter on top and cover and leave in a warm place for 1 - 2 hours or till it become double in size..
FOR CARROT DOUGH:--
All purpose flour – 2 cups
Yeast 1 tea sp
Sugar – 1 tea sp
Milk powder – 1 tab (optional)
Egg – 1 (optional)
Carrot paste – 2 tab sp s
Butter – 1 tab sp softened
Salt a big pinch

METHOD
1. Same as like spinach dough in 1/2 cup warm water add yeast and 1 tea sp sugar and mix well and leave in a warm place for 10 min. to raise and become creamy and bubbly.
2. Then add flour, salt butter and rub well and then add carrot paste, milk powder, and egg and yeast mixture and make soft dough.
3. Then place this dough on a floured surface and knead for 10 min. or till dough become smooth and elastic.
4. And place the dough again in the same big bowl grease a little butter on top and cover and leave in a warm place for 1 - 2 hours or till it become double in size.

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5. Now after the dough raised up punch back both dough s and knead for 2 min on a floured surface
6. Now take the spinach dough on a floured surface and roll in to a thick circle.
7. Then take the carrot dough on a floured surface and make same sized thick circle like spinach dough.
8. Now place the both circles on top of the other and roll like a swirl (like a Swiss roll) and close the both ends with little milk.
9. Place this roll in a greased loaf pan in a warm place till it became double in size.
10. In the same time pre heat the oven at 350 degree F or 175 degree c. or in gas mark 5 for 10 min.
11 Reduce the temperature to 250 degree F /120 degree C/gas mark 3 and bake for Now brush the roll with milk on top and bake it on a pre heated oven for 25-30 min. or till it turn golden color then remove from oven and leave it a side and let it cool before serving.
12. Slice the colored bread after it cool down and enjoy as a breakfast with eggs or jam or cheese.
If you want you can use All purpose flour in the place of wheat flour.

Can remove the eggs from this ingredients list if you don't like to add egg s in the dough.

47 comments:

Kalyani said...

wow the bread looks colorful & delicious .........

Nandini said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! FANTASTIC ! Beautiful & Colorful bread! Good job Rekha!:D

Padma said...

Looks very colorful and also very healthy...

Priya Narasimhan said...

looks like a store bought bread..i meant the texture, shape etc...too good..adding spinach and carrot is very good idea..bookmarking it though i have not yet succeeded in making a perfect bread..

Pavithra said...

Wow looks so good and perfect ...Even i thought of doing this one day , so healthy awesome.

Sushma Mallya said...

wow so perfectly u have made the bread...loved the pic as well...looks really delicious...

Gita said...

Great job Rekha...I could never make a soft and tempting bread like that :)

Sailaja Damodaran said...

nice innovation.....excellent

Ann said...

Thats such an innovative bread Rekha..was jus imagining how happy my daughtie will be to see such a bread..great recipe

Bergamot said...

tiranga bread looks just great...it's just what i would love to make. I love incorporating spinach and carrot to get a tri-coloured dish just like what you made...of course my inspiration is our very own tiranga :-)

Usha said...

This is such a beautiful and colorful bread, loved it...

Aparna Prabhu said...

Tri color bread luks so gr8...i must try.....i too bake bread once in a mont :P...will try nd its prefectly baked...:)

Priya said...

Wat a brautiful bread Rekha..

Nithya said...

This looks brilliant and yumm.. absolutely creative one :)

Parita said...

OMG thats amazing rekha! so unique and looks lovely!

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Looks so awesome and delicious dear. Great job!

Sireesha said...

Looks very tasty ,colorful and delicious...

lata raja said...

Loved the swiss roll pattern on the delicious slices. What an idea!!

chakhlere said...

wow!! Thats perfect!!
Lokks yummy!!

Swetha said...

Rekha, Thats a yummy looking bread. I will try it. BTW, I have something waiting for you at my site.... http://swethabhatta.blogspot.com/
~Swetha

kittymatti said...

real creativity! nice idea..looks perfect and seems to be the most nutritious form of bread!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Lovely looking bread dear!! Such healthy one !!

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Lovely delicious colorful bread.

Varunavi said...

Nice idea,very creative rekha.

notyet100 said...

looks so yum,..

Priti said...

Rekha you are rocking dear...looks just fab...wow...gud going

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow....that's an droooooooooooooooooooooool worthy bread.....perfect in shape and looks very soft.....nice pics too Padma...

Hari Chandana said...

colorful and healthy bread.. looks very tempting.. Awesome job dear!!

Abhilash said...

wow! I only saw such things in bakeries... It looks really attractive...

Namratha said...

Those are some great swirls in the bread and very nice flavours too.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Awesome job - never made bread at home - but this is inspiring...

Divya Kudua said...

Making bread by itself is a huge task for me and you come up with coloured bread..??Fantastic..:)

Valarmathi said...

Wow bread looks colorful and great. Good job. Looks nice and yummy. Nice pic.

meeso said...

Wow, that bread looks awesome!

Nags said...

that looks so pretty! such a lovely idea to use natural ingredients to colour the bread :)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

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DEESHA said...

beautiful looking bread rekha ... The colors look just lovely

sowmya said...

looks so good..lovely texture and colour..

LG said...

woooow bread looks colorful and healthy :)

Lavi said...

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Shri said...

Lovely bread!The swirl is just wonderful!

Anushruti said...

That looks so healthy and beautiful!

Vrinda said...

Wow..awesome bread,looks like marble cake

Curry Leaf said...

Wow,looks great,Rekha.The bread is too healthy and hearty.I have been thinking of making a similar one but keep postponing it always.This is a must try.I missed few recipes being 'netless'

Anupama Krishnamurthy said...

I just found your blog and I am glad i did. All your recipes are very interesting. It's always interesting to read about food and recipes from people living in another continent.

Anupama
http://mitholimdo.wordpress.com

anubhavati said...

Wow Rekha,

First tme on your site and your bread simply WOWED me. It looks so soft and crumbly but you dont feel the guilt with the white bread as you are addng spinah and carrot. Independence Day Special Bread???

Shobha

Deepika said...

This is lovely, Rekha. Thanks for sharing.