Dr Seuss Bread

C.S. Lewis once said “A children’s story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children’s story in the slightest.”  That’s why we LOVE Dr. Seuss around here!  Did you know Dr. Seuss, wrote and illustrated 46 children’s books that have become all-time favorites of children around the world? His collective works feature plenty of rhyme and metered verse, vivid pictures, memorable characters and a little nonsense mixed in.  They are so entertaining!!!

In honor of Dr Seuss, I found this recipe for how to make rainbow bread at The Artistic Farmers blog where she will take you step by step to making the GREATEST bread to enjoy with your little ones. Here is my experience!

I took a very good bread recipe and made it in my bread machine on the dough cycle.  (If you don’t have a bread-maker recipe can visit here  to see  a fabulous FRUGALICIOUS recipe).

Dr Seuss Bread 1

Divide the dough into 6 equal pieces, using a dough scraper or knife {just eyeball it}.  Mix in the food coloring to each dough ball to get the colors of the rainbow; since the food coloring is liquid you will probably need to mix in a bit more flour with the coloring to keep a nice, not too sticky dough {make sure you keep them separate and you probably don’t want to set them on your counter, they may stain it with the colors}:
RED: red food coloring
ORANGE: a combination of red and yellow food
coloring
YELLOW: yellow food coloring
GREEN: most basic packages of food coloring
have green in them, although if yours doesn’t mix a combination of yellow and
blue
BLUE: blue food coloring
VIOLET/PURPLE: a combination of red and
blue food coloring

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To assemble the RAINBOW, lightly grease your work surface and your rolling pin. Roll the red out to a roughly 11 x 14 inch rectangle, then place it on another greased surface {I used a 11 x 14 inch cutting board}Repeat the rolling process for all other colors (oil surface and rolling pin before each color to prevent sticking); layering them on top of each other in the order of the rainbow. (Stretch as needed to make them as close to the same size as you can; the oil makes them easy to move if needed.) Layer in any order you feel called to.
Dr Seuss Bread 3

Roll the dough out into a larger rectangle;about 1/2 inch thick.  Grease  (9 x 5) loaf pan very well and Carefully roll the retangle dough into a “log”.
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Place the dough rolls in the prepared loaf pans. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Place loaf pan on the top of the oven, cover with a clean kitchen towel and allow to rise about 30-45 minutes(the heat from the preheating oven will help the dough rise).  Bake loaves in preheated oven for about 30 minutes.

dr seuss bread 5Wait 5-10 minutes and remove bread from pans, place on wire rack to cool completely (cool completely before cutting, to be able to cut nice slices).

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This is Kinely’s lunch today!  The kiddos LOVED eating every bite!  I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do.

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