I’m not sure exactly where this idea came from, but my sister is the one who introduced this to me and made the first several batches I had–thanks Diana! Whoever is the original inventor of this idea, my hat goes off to them. I don’t know why I never thought to color my dough before, but I feel this has opened up a whole new world of creativity to my baking life 😉 The fun thing about making Rainbow Bread is it is not hard to make. Basically, you are making our no-fail bread recipe and adding food coloring to the different pieces of dough. After that, you can have your kids create their own loaves of bread (see the above picture in the bottom right hand corner–there’s no right or wrong way to roll this bread). The crazier, the better. It’s like cutting into a treasure.
The best part is you don’t know what the bread will look like until you slice into it. Each loaf was like a different present we were opening–it is SO fun!
By the time we were done with one batch of this recipe, and the kids ate 6 loaves (all the neighbors had to come try some at this point) we had to start on another batch. Twelve loaves of bread later and we couldn’t stop from smiling. In fact, I’m making another bath this afternoon for a picnic. We are going to use this colored bread for our sandwiches tonight. It will be a riot for the kids! I’m telling you, this recipe is the coolest!! I can hardly wait to hear how you like it. If you love this recipe, share this idea with your friends and family. This recipe is a keeper! Hope you love it and happy first day of spring friends.