Turmeric bread is easy to make, has a delicious taste, and a vibrant yellow color!
Total Cooking Time: 3 hours
As part of the Great British Bake-Off Challenge that I’m doing, I had to make Turmeric bread for the week three bread week showstopper. The turmeric brought a beautiful yellow the naturally colored bread sculpture as well as a deep and earthy flavor. This was one of my favorite breads to work with because it was easy, had great color, and worked well being shaped into a flower!
The only unique ingredient in this bread is turmeric. With just a few teaspoons of turmeric, I was able to get a vibrant color and the bread brought a large amount of flavor.
Making the Dough
To make the dough, I started by mixing together the dry ingredients including the flour, salt, turmeric, and yeast. After everything was combined, I added the water. The stand mixer did the rest of the work. The bread came together very easily with the help of the stand mixer, but I still did some hand kneading. I like the feel of dough. It makes me happy! I shaped the dough into a ball and put aside to proof after I finished kneading.
Shaping the Bread
The next step is shaping the bread. I wanted to make the turmeric bread into yellow roses. Yellow roses have a special place in my heart as they as a symbol of friendship. I prefer them to most other colors of roses. Making the bread into roses seemed like a no brainer. For each rose, I shaped out two circle which were then cut into 4 sections while staying conjoined at the center.
I made the inside of the rose by gently rolling one section of one of the circles. The remaining sections became the petals in which created the outside of the rose. The bread needed to rest one more time after it was shaped before we can bake.
Baking the bread took only about 20 to 30 minutes in the oven. The golden color that the bread achieved through baking really accentuated the natural yellow of the turmeric.
This bread was easy to make, and the turmeric added so much more flavor that I had ever expected. This one is a keeper that I would love to try again. However, I probably would want it to be in the standard loaf shape rather than bread roses. That shaping was difficult to get consistent.
Turmeric Bread Roses
- 4 Cups Bread Flour
- 2 Tsp Salt
- 1 ½ Tsp Turmeric Powder
- 2 ¼ Tsp Fast-Action Dried Yeast
- 3 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 ⅓ Cup Water warm
- Stir together flour, salt, turmeric powder, and yeast together.
- Mix olive oil and water together and slowly add into the flour mixture.
- Use stand mixer and dough hook to mix into a dough and knead until smooth and springy to the touch. This can also be done by hand.
- Place dough into a lightly oiled bowl and cover. Let proof for about 1 hour or until doubled in size.
- Shape small sections of dough into flat circle, cut into quarters with an attachment in the center. roll one section gently and then slowly layer the other three around the center roll. For an additional layer, add only more circle of layers to the exterior of the dough.
- Place in a muffin tin to keep shape.
- Let proof for one hour or until double in size.
- Preheat oven to 430°F
- Bake for 20-30 minutes or until tips are golden
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