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Hi Bold Bakers!
Now more than ever we want to know what goes into our food. What better way to know than to make your food yourself. Food dye has gotten a bad rap, so if you don’t want to use it or want an all natural solution then this is for you.
Fruits, vegetables and spices have a strong pigment which is what makes them perfect for Homemade Food Coloring.
This dye isn’t as concentrated as regular dye so you might need to use more. It will work best for dying icing and frostings. For a cake, you will need to add more.
Does the All Natural Homemade Food Coloring taste like weird? Nope! You use such small amounts that you won’t taste the fruits and vegetables. Also, they are all quite mild flavored foods, with the exception of the Turmeric. Turmeric doesn’t actually have much taste, it is mostly used for its color. You will notice that this is the strongest homemade food coloring of them all and you only need to use very small amounts to get a strong yellow color.
If you want to make your own colors and expand your color wheel, you can mix two colors together to get a new one or use other fruits and vegetables like carrot juice.
If you want to see my All Natural Homemade Food Coloring in action then check out my No-Bake Funfetti Cheesecake Recipe. This gorgeous pink colored cheesecake is all thanks to my food coloring.
I like to be able to provided homemade solutions for baking ingredients so be sure to check out my more Bold Baking Basics like my Homemade Condensed Milk recipe and Egg Substitute tips.
Thanks to Leites Culinaria for the great All Natural Homemade Food Coloring recipes.
Put good ingredients into your food and get great results out.
Beets give you an amazing deep red, almost pink color. It looks beautiful and you don’t get the beet taste. And you can buy the bottles I used here on Amazon.com.
I used Spinach to yield me a green food coloring, however you can use any leafy green that has a rich color.
Turmeric is mostly used in cooking to color dishes a bright yellow. This makes it a great option to make All Natural Homemade yellow food coloring.
Ironically, blueberries work so well for Homemade Purple Food Coloring, not blue like you might think.
Raising your Bold Baking game by making your own All Natural Homemade Food Coloring!!! You will be amazed by the results.