Hyper Rainbow Bread

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— Chef's Note —

"It's called rainbow bread. Rainbow to you!" - Akio Furukawa

It may take some time to knead the food coloring into the dough and achieve the color you desire. Don't worry too much if you accidentally spill some, but wash your hands and countertops as soon as you can to prevent staining.

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How to Make Hyper Rainbow Bread

— Ingredients —

1 cup 237 ml milk
1 1 egg
white sugar
2.5 tbsp 32 g white sugar
instant yeast
1 envelope (2 1/4 tsp) 1 envelope (7 g) instant yeast
1.5 tbsp 21.3 g butter
3 cups 384 g flour
1 tbsp 17 g salt
food coloring
food coloring

— Instructions —

  1. In a large glass bowl, combine milk and egg.
  2. Heat bowl in the microwave until mixture has warmed (about 60 seconds).
  3. Add sugar and yeast.
  4. Stir in melted butter and salt until well combined.
  5. Add flour, 1 cup at a time, and mix until the dough is no longer sticky.
  6. Knead on a floured surface until the dough is smooth, soft, and elastic (about 5 minutes).
  7. Divide the dough into as many pieces as you wish there to be colors. (For example, if you want yellow, blue, and green bread, divide the dough into three dough balls.)
  8. For each ball: make a well in the center and add drops of food coloring inside the well (probably 3 at a time). You'll likely need at least 10 drops of each desired color. Try not to let the food coloring touch your hands while it is wet. Instead, knead the dough over the well and slowly work the color into the ball. Feel free to mix colors (like red and blue to make purple).
  9. Once you have dough balls of different colors, begin to knead them into each other. You can use water to help them adhere to each other better. Swirl the colors with your hands until you achieve a rainbow effect.
  10. Place the rainbow ball of dough in a bowl, cover with a towel and leave in a warm place until doubled (about 1 hour).
  11. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) until golden brown (about 30 minutes).
  12. For a soft crust, brush the top with butter (optional).
  13. Once cool, slice and enjoy!

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