An idea I had for the Kids Royal Buffet was to make a giant Lancashire cheese and Ham toastie.
First I had to make the bread its self. I uses an old recipe I have used for a long time which I think works great for this kind of loaf.
You would never know by looking at the picture above, but for the first time in my catering life, I added food colouring to my bread dough. Playing with food is what I am all about and will admit, it does not always work out as planned, as you can see the colour has gone from the surface of the bread !
My Bread recipe is-
- 2800g Bread flour
- 1680ml Warm milk
- 58g Butter
- 50g Salt
- 28g dry yeast
- 20g sugar
After the dough had risen I split the dough in to half and rolled out one half onto a large floured bread tray.
The second half was split into two and I added red colouring to one and blue to the other, lots of kneading was required for this.
I simply used the coloured doughs to make the shapes for the Union Jack, I rolled out then cut these to shape and placed them on top of the plain dough using a little water to stick them down.
As you can see, the colours look quite bright at the moment don't they!
I left the dough to prove a little more until it doubled in size, then baked it in the oven for about 40 minutes.
|The final Bread result, Colour Gone!!!!|
|Red and White bread|
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