How To Make Painted Flower Bread For Shavuot

Malkie Knopfler June 11, 2024

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Beet powder, matcha, and turmeric. Never thought they would all be in the same sentence! But they were the perfect answer to my quest for a no food dye paint for my sourdough. I mean, it feels so sacrilegious to do!

These vibrant, edible paints not only add a beautiful touch to your sourdough or challah but also infuse it with subtle, natural flavors. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a curious novice, these painted bread loaves will inspire you to get creative in the kitchen. So, let’s dive in and make Shavuot extra special.

The colors did fade when baking, but that was my fault because I kept the oven on too high once the lids were off. Also, mixing with a white food dye would’ve been better (I don’t think there are food colorings in white.) I used white Wilton icing. You MUST mix the powders with water FIRST, in order to allow the color to liquify a drop, and then add to the icing or gel.

Watch how I make it in the video below!

What You’ll Need:

Beetology Beet Powder

Matcha Powder

Liquid White Icing

Turmeric Powder



Sourdough or challah dough

Hope you have fun painting your beautiful breads and enjoy your yom tov table!

Xoxo, Malkie