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Butterfly Pea Flower SD

Adam4SD's picture
Adam4SD

Butterfly Pea Flower SD

I finally got the color with 10 gram flowers steeped in 250 ml of hot water.  I compromised brighter hue by using higher % of whole grain flours but I am happy with the turmeric contrast. I would love to see larger holes in the crumb but not succeeding somehow...

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Ru007's picture
Ru007

It's so pretty! And I think your crumb is great, that type of openness is my preference, but i get that some people like it more open.

 

Can you taste the powder or does it just add colour? Does the turmeric flavour come through?

Well done Adam and happy baking

Ru

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Adam4SD

Your comments make me happy! Although the dry flower does have distinct fragrance you don’t smell nor taste at all. I used minimum turmeric for color so you can’t really taste it at all.

Adam is my starter and my name is Young Hee.

 

Ru007's picture
Ru007

I thought you were Adam!! Okay, thanks for telling me Young Hee! 

Happy baking - I look forward to your next post. 

Ru

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julie99nl

I absolutely love this!

Does the pea flower add any flavor change?

Have you tried any other powders for coloring? Dragon fruit, for example?

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Adam4SD

Thank you kindly! 

No the faint fragrance disappears after the bake. No smell nor taste!

Funny you mentioned DF... I put my DF bread on the forum. After baking I lost the beautiful fuschia... I was so shocked! 

Young Hee

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julie99nl

Ok, I thought that was your post about the dragonfruit, but couldn't find it after all. These are all really creative and interesting ways to give it an extra pizzazz. We had a baker at our bakery school a few months ago that made a bread with tumeric and activated charcoal. I think the blue and gold are much more appealing.

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Adam4SD

I uploaded DF under that title.

Thank you!

Young Her

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Mini Oven

Now how does one spread anything on it?   It better taste wonderful as it seems criminal to spread butter or anything on it.

swirley butter?

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Adam4SD

Once toasted the colors got muted but it is still fun to play with 4 main ingredients and other additions.

The texture is fantastic. 

Thank you for your nice comment!

Young Hee

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isand66

I just received my order of blue pea flowers and I'm hoping my bake comes out as good as this one.  Your crumb looks more than open enough.

Can you tell me what % of flour you mixed with the "blue water"?

Regards,

Ian

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Adam4SD

At work now and left the note at home.

I remember that I steeped 10 grams of flower in 250 ml of hot water for half day.

I think it 41-48% hydration.

Thank you very much!

Young Hee

 

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dabrownman

Very nice bread indeed.  For a bread with whole grains the crumb is great.  Want bigger holes then ditch some of the whole grains but the flavor will suffer greatly.  Bread is a trade off most always.

Happy baking

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Adam4SD

I just can't do more than 30% bread flour for my bakes...  when I do use over 70% white, the bread doesn't smell the same as with mixed whole grain bakes.

Thanks for the kind comment!

Young Hee

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DesigningWoman

Pretty amazing, actually! Congratulations and enjoy it.

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Adam4SD

How kind of you...

Thank you!

Young Hee