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Rainbow Challah - Natural Colors

Colorful Rainbow Challah for Parashat Noah made with Natural food colors of spices and vegetables.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Resting time 30 mins
Course bread
Cuisine Jewish
Servings 2 challahs

Ingredients
  

For the green dough:

  • 2 cubes frozen spinach
  • ¾ cup hot water
  • 2 cups flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dry yeast
  • ¼ cup oil

For the yellow dough:

  • 2 cups flour
  • ¼ cup  sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dry yeast
  • ¼ cup oil
  • ¾ cup warm water
  • 2 teaspoon turmeric

For the orange dough:

  • 2 cups flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dry yeast
  • ¼ cup oil
  • ¾ cup warm water
  • 2 teaspoon sweet paprika

For the purple/pink dough:

  • 2 cups flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dry yeast
  • ¼ cup oil
  • 1 cup beet juice

Instructions
 

  • Set the oven to 170°C/ 325°F with the fan.
  • Green dough: Dissolve the spinach in the hot water and let it sit for 10 minutes. Then blend the spinach and water.
  • Mix the rest of the ingredients in the mixer then add the spinach water. Mix for 5 minutes and then let rise for 30 minutes.
  • Yellow dough: Mix all ingredients in the mixer for 5 minutes. Let rise for 30 minutes.
  • Orange dough: Mix all ingredients in the mixer for 5 minutes. Let rise for 30 minutes.
  • Pink/purple dough: Mix all ingredients in a mixer for 5 minutes. Let rise for 30 minutes.
  • Divide each dough into 2 parts (or more if you want smaller challahs).
  • Roll each dough part to a strand ready for braiding.
  • Braid 2 challahs of 4 strands each, using one of each color dough.
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes.
  • Cool at room temperature.
  • Serve and Shabbat Shalom!
Keyword Parashat Noah