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Fri, Mar 06 2015 post by Amber From dessertnowdinnerlater

Rainbow Bread

RAINBOW BREAD!  It's so bright and cheery and perfect for St. Patrick's Day!

RAINBOW BREAD!  It's so bright and cheery and perfect for St. Patrick's Day!

 Hello! It's Amber from Dessert Now, Dinner Later! I'm super excited to share today's recipe tutorial for rainbow bread! It's so bright and cheery and perfect for St. Patrick's Day! The colors are kneaded into 6 different layers, then rolled up and baked in a loaf pan! Kneading takes the most time, but if you have helping hands, it goes by in no time at all. Start with 2 loaves of thawed Rhodes White Bread. And the colors of the rainbow (food coloring): red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. Cut each loaf into thirds, so you have 6 pieces.Rainbow BreadIf you have plastic gloves, use them to help protect your hands from turning colors. I kneaded each section of dough with my bare hands on a silicone mat to protect my counter and I used baking spray to keep my hands from sticking to the dough. Washing your hands between colors helps, and a little bit of watered down bleach will help get most of the coloring off your hands when you are done. Keep the extra pieces covered while you work so they don't dry out.Rainbow BreadI find it easiest to roll each piece of dough into a rope, then fold the rope ends in towards the center creating a round shape, then dab the dough all over with food coloring. Fold the food coloring inside the dough, and then roll it back into a rope. Repeat until you reach a bright, solid color. It took me about 10 minutes to knead each color (1 hour total). You will get a workout!Rainbow BreadOnce all of the colors have been made and the dough has rested for at least 10 minutes, roll each color into a rectangle, starting with the red, then orange, then yellow, then green, then blue, then purple.Rainbow Bread Stack each layer on top of the color before it, matching the edges as best you can. (Use a light dusting of flour on your counter, if needed.)RainBow BreadCut the large rectangle in half, and roll each half into a loaf so the red is on the outside. Place each loaf into a greased loaf pan. Cover and let rise for 1 hour or until double in size.Rainbow BreadBake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 to 30 minutes or until baked through. Flip bread out onto a cooling rack and allow the bread to cool completely before slicing.

RAINBOW BREAD!  It's so bright and cheery and perfect for St. Patrick's Day!

 

Serve this rainbow bread with butter for dinner, or use it for a colorful French toast breakfast! Enjoy!

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Rainbow Bread

Servings: 12 | Skills: | Prep Time: 30 min (not including thaw time) | Bake Time: 25 min

Rainbow Bread
5.0 / 5  (7 votes, 7 reviews )

Ingredients

2 loaves Rhodes White Bread, thawed

Food Coloring: red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple

Instructions

Cut each loaf into thirds, so you have 6 pieces.

If you have plastic gloves, use them to help protect your hands from turning colors.  I

kneaded each section of dough with my bare hands on a silicone mat to protect my

counter and I used baking spray to keep my hands from sticking to the dough.  Washing

your hands between colors helps, and a little bit of watered down bleach will help get

most of the coloring off your hands when you are done.  Keep the extra pieces covered

while you work so they don’t dry out.

I find it easiest to roll each piece of dough into a rope, then fold the rope ends in towards

the center creating a round shape, then dab the dough all over with food coloring.  Fold

the food coloring inside the dough, and then roll it back into a rope.  Repeat until you

reach a bright, solid color.  It took me about 10 minutes to knead each color (1 hour

total).  You will get a workout!

Once all of the colors have been made and the dough has rested for at least 10 minutes,

roll each color into a rectangle, starting with the red, then orange, then yellow, then

green, then blue, then purple.

Stack each layer on top of the color before it, after you have rolled it out separately on

the counter, matching the edges as best you can. (Use a light dusting of flour on your

counter, if needed.)

Cut the large rectangle in half, and roll each half into a loaf so the red layer is on the

outside.  Place each loaf into a greased loaf pan.  Cover and let rise for 1 hour or until

double in size.

Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 to 30 minutes or until baked through.  Flip bread

out onto a cooling rack and allow the bread to cool completely before slicing.

Serve this rainbow bread with butter for dinner, or use it for a colorful French toast

breakfast!  Enjoy!

7 Comments

Kelly said on Mar 06, 2015
This bread looks absolutely incredible, Amber! I love all the pretty and bright colors! It's so perfect for St. Patrick's Day!
Yum Girl said on Mar 06, 2015
This is fantastic! I am going to make it with my grandson soon and post to both my blog and Yum Goggle - with a link back here. Thanks so much for a great idea!
Harley Gramma said on Mar 11, 2015
Amber this bread is the BOMB! I'm a 62 year young gramma and I love different! This bread will definitely be on my table soon. I can't wait to hear the comments! Thank you
Yvonne @ Tried and Tasty said on Mar 09, 2015
Amber you totally nailed it with this post! This bread looks awesome!
Munchkin said on Apr 01, 2015
Our store used to sell this for Easter & team colors for football games, etc. we loved it. When we moved to another state I couldn't find it, so I made my own. It was a hit!
Amy said on Mar 11, 2015
Making this bread today and I'm going to freeze it to have it ready for St. Patrick's Day! My kids will be the hit of the lunchroom. Thanks for the genius idea!!
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