I try to diversify the way I post my recipes and my last recipe was rye bread, but this is a very special bread: black, for Halloween. I intend to make more recipes for Halloween this week and next week, hopefully the time will allow it, as I have a few days busy with work and I’ll also be going to London. I saw that a fast food chain made black buns for Halloween and I thought they look amazing, I should try them. I had the black food colouring and hubby said it should be interesting to eat black bread.
Ingredients for 6 buns:
– 200g strong white flour
– 250g strong wholemeal flour
– 300ml lukewarm water
– black food colouring
– 7g easy bake yeast
– sesame seeds
Mix all the dry ingredients. Dissolve the food colouring in the water before adding it to the flour. Make the dough in the food processor or by hand. If you make the dough by hand, stir the water with a spoon until it forms a thick batter, tip it onto a floured worktop and start kneading to incorporate all the flour. Knead the bread for a few minutes and leave it to rise for an hour. If it’s cold, leave it longer to rise.
When the dough is double in size, make it into 6 buns and put it on a baking parchment. Leave it to rise for another 30-40 minutes.
Preheat the oven at 200C / 180C fan. Brush the buns with salted water and sprinkle sesame seeds on top. Bake the bread for 30-40 minutes. Test it with a skewer and the bread is baked when the skewer comes out clean.
Leave it to cool for a few minutes on a cooling rack and the buns are ready to be served.
Do you make special breads for Halloween? Leave me a link to your bakes in the comment so I can have a look.