Wednesday, June 2, 2010


Apparently rainbow is in! The Globe&Mail just posted an article called "Rainbow food; a culinary trend to dye for." The article talks about how rainbow treats are popping up all over; on food blogs, in bakery's and in restaurants, this new creation seems to be the new catchy trend. There are plenty of natural food dyes available, so even those who are extremely health conscious can have fun with these crazy colours.

Check out these wild rainbow pictures!

Amanda Rettke’s rainbow pancakes sparked the buzz on multicolour when her creations became an online hit!
Bakeries, such as the Bagel Basket in New York, offer these rainbow bagels.

Here is the recipe from the article for RAINBOW CUPCAKES by Nicole Weston from

Ingredients: Serves 10

- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Red, yellow, green and blue food colorings

- Preheat oven to 350F
- Grease 10 cups of a 12-cup muffin tin (or line with paper cups).
- In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.
- In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, eggs, vegetable oil, buttermilk and vanilla extract. Pour in dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
- Divide batter evenly into five small bowls; each should have a little more than 1/3 cup batter (approximately 6 tablespoons).
- Add about 1/2 teaspoon liquid food colouring to each bowl to make red, orange, yellow, green and blue batters. Stir well, so no streaks of plain batter remain. Add additional food colouring if necessary.
- Starting with the blue batter, add a small spoonful to each of the 10 muffin cups (just over 1/2 tablespoon in each). Repeat with remaining colours, working from green to yellow to orange to red, adding each subsequent spoonful on top of the previous colour. Do not attempt to spread the layers of colour (as it can cause mixing), but allow them to spread on their own.
- Bake for about 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean.
- Cool cupcakes on a wire rack before frosting.

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