Updated: Feb 12, 2021
One of my fond childhood memories is eating freshly baked bread coming from our next-door bakery shop. Recently I was not able to eat any bread from outside (store-bought), which encouraged me to bake at home by myself. I wanted to recreate my sweet memories to real again at 12000 miles away from my childhood home to here directly at my own kitchen. Have to say that I am actually not missing store-bought bread at all, and actually enjoying my homemade bread better. Ufffff.....that smell of freshly baked bread and the taste of it with butter or olive oil ...Yummmmmm!
2 cups warm Water (110 degrees F)
3 tablespoons Sugar
2 1/4 teaspoons or 1 packet active dry Yeast
2 teaspoons Salt
1/4 cup vegetable Oil
6 cups all-purpose Flour
Few drops of multiple colors of Food color (For Rainbow Bread)
1 Tablespoon of fresh Rosemary
Mix well warm water, sugar, salt, and yeast in a bowl and leave it for 5 mins.
Add flour, oil, and the yeast mixture to a mixer machine or hand mix everything together.
Keep the dough in a greased bowl and cover the bowl with a plastic wrap and rest it for 90 mins until the dough raises double.
After 90 mins punch the dough and divide it into 2 parts. Take one part and add rosemary to it. Then divide into 6 to 7 parts (or as many you want ) and add different colors to each one. Then roll them and stack one on top of the other.
Then roll the whole stacked flat doughs like a log and put it into a greased baking pan. Put the other white dough and give a roll shape and put it in a greased baking pan. Then again rest the dough for another 45 mins to another raise.
After 45 mins bake the bread in oven at 375 degree F for 35 to 40 mins.
After 40 mins when it's done you smell the fresh loaf. Take out of the oven and brush butter on the top.
Slice the bread and serve warm bread with butter or olive oil.