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Old 04-20-2010, 03:01 PM   #1
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How to make the bread darker?

I use a gluten free flour blend that is high in fiber, but it is very white. So when I make bread people think it is loaf. I make lots of bread every week for 5 families because they donít want to make and they like my bread.

Is there anything I can add that make the bread look darker?
I now it sounds stupid.. But I hope some one can have some ideas!

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Old 04-20-2010, 03:15 PM   #2
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Try 1 1/2 teaspoons of unsweetened cocoa powder per cup of flour.
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Old 04-20-2010, 04:39 PM   #3
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By the sam token you can some coffee or tea, or dark molasses.
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Old 04-20-2010, 07:21 PM   #4
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I came here to say molasses too.
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Old 04-21-2010, 10:33 AM   #5
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I came here to say molasses too.
I have bought molasses today. How much to I add for 3 bread?
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Old 04-21-2010, 10:38 AM   #6
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Brush the top with milk when you begin baking. It will darken the crust naturally.
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Old 04-21-2010, 11:02 AM   #7
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Oh, and just as the others have already said, a couple of tablespoons of molasses used as the sweetener for your yeast mixture will add a pleasant caramel color. Cocoa may impart a peculiar flavor.
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Old 07-20-2010, 01:05 PM   #8
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I use a gluten free flour blend that is high in fiber, but it is very white. So when I make bread people think it is loaf. I make lots of bread every week for 5 families because they donít want to make and they like my bread.

Is there anything I can add that make the bread look darker?
I now it sounds stupid.. But I hope some one can have some ideas!
Try mix 1/2 your flour with whole wheat flour.
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Old 07-20-2010, 01:32 PM   #9
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Try mix 1/2 your flour with whole wheat flour.
No No, this person is using gluten free flour, they can't use whole wheat.
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Old 07-20-2010, 02:11 PM   #10
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I came here to say send it to a tanning spa.
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