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Butterfly Pea Blue Flower

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Adam4SD

Butterfly Pea Blue Flower

I only infused 5 grams of organic dried flower and it didn’t show the intense purplish blue someone had on her bread using 15 grams of flower.

There will be a bake #2 of this bread soon...

Young Hee

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Mini Oven

Try releasing the dye in hot water first then cool down to use in the dough.

:) http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/51415/starry-night-bread

My experience has been that colors tend to be more intense with whiter flours than whole flours. 

When I tested my dried pea flowers for strength it seemed weak until I let the infusion stand overnight.  Might want to try that too.  I would suggest to Mix up a strong sample and control the colour as you add it to the dough.  Any extra can be frozen into an ice cube or two for later use.

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Adam4SD

But I think 5 g dry flower wasn't enough...  I am going to double it for the next bake.

Thanks!

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Adam4SD

I will do what you say.

Freezing is a good advice!

Thank you!  :-)

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PalwithnoovenP

Are those blue spots from the flower? Yes, the flower did not color the whole bread but that is an amazing crumb!

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Adam4SD

Yes!

I added all of the flowers I steeped in hot water.

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Mini Oven

new picture... and you look great!   Congratulations on your Diploma!  Found your blog post:

http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/56457/sourdough-baguettes

 

The blue spots almost look like the dye is from whole flowers instead of a crushed dried powder.  

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PalwithnoovenP

It really looks like whole flowers.

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getbaked

The crumb looks so good! Great job.