Monday, April 19, 2010

Red Dragon Fruit Simple Baguette

I wanted to make something red badly.....inspired by Silvia @ Citron & Vanille of her red beet gnocchi. Absolutely gorgeous! I got myself a red dragon fruit instead of red beet which is more juicy and it's best for making bread. Dragon fruits are very common over in Asia and it's inexpensive fruits yet very delicious. Dragon fruits also called as Pitaya and it is a wonderful nutritious gourmet fruit.

Dragon fruit helps to lower blood glucose levels in type 2 diabetes, prevent formation of cancer causing free radicals, helps moisturize and smoothen skin and decrease bad cholesterol level, improve appetite, helps improve digestion and reduce fat, improves health of the eyes, helps strengthen the bones and teeth, helps in tissue development for example promotes healing of cuts and bruise and dragon fruit can also helps improve memory. So, I make sure my family eat lots of fresh dragon fruits every now and then especially myself cause I have bad memories or rather small memory space! haha....

Ingredients :

350gm mashed red dragon fruit
500gm all purpose flour
5gm salt
5gm yeast
20gm butter, softened
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Method :

- combine all ingredients to form a soft dough.
- leave to proof for an hour and then press & knead to release air from dough.



- then place dough to a floured working table.
- divide dough into two portion and shape them up.
- place dough to baking tray and leave to rest for 1/2 hour.
- then make a few cuts to the surface of the dough and leave to proof for another 1/2 hour.
- finally, bake at 200'c for 35-45mins.
- leave cool before serving.

After the cuts, I supposed to let them proof for another 1/2 hour which I didn't because it was late already. So, I just put them straight to the oven. And the bread didn't smile as what I'm expecting.

However, they look very attractive though! How I love the RED..... remember that song..."Lady In Red" by Chris De Burgh! Ooo... I just love that song!

47 comments:

Pete said...

Red dragon fruits really works wonders......I like the red coloured baguatte!

denise @ quickies on the dinner table said...

My goodness, this is very original and that colour is incredible! I must try this soon!

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citronetvanille said...

Oh Kristi, those baguettes are so beautiful, looks like you added paint in the dough, I had no idea that dragon fruit was that pink, oh that is absolutely gorgeous! such a treat for breakfast! pink rule :o)

MaryMoh said...

What beautiful colour....sexy baguettes!

tigerfish said...

I like dragon fruit as a fruit - how smart of you to use them for baking. I seldom see the ones with red flesh though.

reanaclaire said...

wow..very healthy bread, kristy.. u r really a wonder!

smallkucing said...

Very healthy :)

Belinda @zomppa said...

So cool! You have the neatest creations. Seems to be smiling to me. Is this bread sweet? Fruity?

Trix said...

How creative is this? It's beautiful - almost too pretty to eat ... almost.

penny aka jeroxie said...

The colour is pretty amazing. I don't really like the taste of this fruit. maybe baking it will work for me.

Angie's Recipes said...

Very interesting....and you are CREATIVE.

Heavenly Housewife said...

This post made me smile. Leave it to you daaaaaahling, to come up with red bread! You are so creative and clever.
*kisses* HH

Peanutts said...

Dragon fruit in bread!!!! thumbs to you , you are one creative lady :)

My Little Space said...

Pete : Thank you very much!

Denise : Thank you very much for the award. I am truly honoured!

Silvia : I think the red beet can also produce very pretty food.

MaryMoh : Thanks alot!

Tigerfish : Thank you so much!

Claire : Thanks, dear!

SKucing : Yes, it is!

Belinda : The bread isn't sweet but once you bite on the seeds the flavour of the fruit itself will come instantly! Really amazing!

Trix : Thank you! Yes, it's pretty red ...isn't it!

Penny : I'm sure it will!

Angie : Oh...thank you thank you thank you! So sweet of you!

HH : yeah...just leave it to me! hehehe.... shirt off first or pants off first? HAHAHA....

Thank you very much for all your kind words. It's been a great pleasure for having you here today. Hope you all have a wonderful day!

Blessings, Kristy

My Little Space said...

Peanutts : Oh thank you so much for your nice words! Hope you have a great day!

Cheers, Kristy

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

I have never seen such a pretty baguette before! The pink is sooo beautiful! And I love the photos of the dragon fruit - stunning!

5 Star Foodie said...

How unique! And I love the color of the baguette - very cool!

Anncoo said...

WOW Kristy! You're so creative. Love th color ;)

alison said...

very creative and unique ,kristy!the colour is abs. amazing!

ChrisAu said...

interesting....very interesting indeed!

Cheah said...

Wow, Kristy, you did it again. Great creation!

Mary said...

I never would have thought to use dragon fruit for color! We had them daily when we were in Southeast Asia.
The crumb and texture of the bread looks really good. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

P.S. He is now 4 months old and as chubby as can be (16 pound). I know I sound like a proud grandma, but aren't they beautiful children?

elra said...

Such a beautiful color, I notice that you made so many different kind of colorful bread. Very tempting!

Pam said...

I must find some dragon food immediately to help my memory. I forgot an appointment! I've never heard of it but I love red so it must be good! It certainly has many good qualities and I will be going to the Asian market soon. I love the looks of the bread and "Lady in Red" also!!!

Lyndsey said...

What beautiful colors you have going on there. It must of been fun wirking with that red! I haven't tried dragon fruit yet. I looks so interesting!

Shelly @ EC Pursuits said...

Hi Kristy! It's been so long! I looove this baguette - would have never thought to use the dragonfruit (but maybe because it's so hard to find here in the states). Love the pretty colors. How have you been? I've missed you!

CheapAppetite said...

I have to admit that I've never seen the red dragon fruit before. I have tried the white one before though. The red baguette looks so bright! I wish I could try it. With all the goodness in Dargon Fruit, this is quite a healthy bread!

Jeannie said...

Wow! so prosperous looking:D Can bake for CNY lol! Very beautiful. By the way, do you know to get puff pastry? Been looking for it but so far no success.

wendyywy @ Table for 2 or more..... said...

Hey, maybe u can use the strained juice to make your lovely angkus :)

I make jellies with red dragon fruits and look really nice with a dark pink hue.

3 hungry tummies said...

I still haven't seen the red variety here... looks really good!

My Little Space said...

Natasha, Anncoo & Alison : Thanks so much for your kind words!

ChrisAu & Cheah : Thank you!

Mary : Yeap, your grandson, he's a chubby alright! You're a great grandma.

Elra : Wow, kakak ni sibuk ya! Dah lama tak jumpa!

Pam : Great! It's about time to learn more about this fantastic looking fruit. Have fun!

Lynd : Yeah, it is! Maybe you can try with blueberries or boysenberries as well. I'm sure they taste fantastic!

Shelly : Hey, what a coincidence! I just stopped by your site a while ago but unable to get through! Will try it again afterwards.

Tana : So sad! You don't even have a chance to try this fruits while your last visit to Thailand. So, don't forget to try this in your next trip. OK!

Jeannie : I think you can easily get the readymade one in KL, at any hypermarket! I made my own and keep stock in my freezer. Or you can check my apple strudel for the pastry puff recipe. And make your own instead!

Wendy : I tried this in my jellies! It was stunning!

Hey everyone, thanks for visiting and hope you all have a great time!

Best regards,
Kristy

Cinnamon-Girl said...

These are so beautiful Kristi! I bet their delicious too!

Barbara said...

Gosh Kristy, the color is amazing! And dragon fruit is so good for you; I had no idea! Your bread looks wonderful, but I still don't think I can find this fruit here.

Baking Addict said...

I'd never in a million years think of using dragonfruit to make bread. How ingenious. Love the colour.

Claudia said...

That bread is too scrumptious for words. I wonder if I can find dragon fruit - in addition to your glorious bread - I love what it does for you.

Alice Law said...

Ohh~!! I perosnally think you can really make a good sale with this recipe! All the best!

krissy @ thefoodaddicts.com said...

i am actually growing red dragon fruit in the garden right now, and i'm praying that it will get fruit this year. last year we got a lot of flowers, but didn't get so lucky in pollinating them. the year before, we got one red dragon fruit and gave it to my parents. if i get to harvest them this year, i can try to make your fancy bread! wish me luck!

My Little Space said...

3HTummies : Thank you so much, GUYS! hehe...

Reeni : Thank you! I adored the colour so much.

Barbara : Yeah, I know it's not easy to get this kind of fruits over the other side of the globe. Hope you'll find some to enjoy the fresh fruits instead of baking. They're just so delicious.

BAddict : Thank you so much!

Claudia : Thank you! I adored it very much too.

Alice : Oh..do you think so? Thanks.

Krissy : Oh wow, you grow your own fruits! How wonderful! Wish you all the best.

Thanks alot for stopping by everyone and hope you all have a wonderful day!

Cheers, Kristy

Christine@Christine's Recipes said...

We've got many beautiful dragon fruits here. Love them very much. But I haven't tried or even thought of using them to make bread. The colour of the bread is very attractive.

My Little Space said...

Thank you very much, Christine! And glad to see you around. Hope to hear from you more often.
Cheers, Kristy

COLARGOL said...

C'est superbe, je ne saurais pas le traduire mais nous avons un pain de la mêem couleur en catalogne, le pain de la San Jordi, il est coloré à la betterave et enroulé avec un autre coloré en jaune.

Bravo c'est superbe en tout cas

ICook4Fun said...

That is beautiful!! I love the bright purple color before the bread were bake. I wish we can get the red flesh one here.

My Little Space said...

Colargol : Merci beaucoup! Le pain que vous avez mentionné à propos des sons vraiment intéressants. Je voulais prendre un coup d'oeil. Savez-vous où trouver la recette?

ICook4Fun : Hey, welcome to my humble little space and hope to hear from you more often.

Hope you have a great time!

Regards, Kristy

cherry potato said...

看到你做的面包,真的很羡慕.中点和面包都是我的死穴;以后要多来你家偷师了.

Divina Pe said...

Wow, that is something very unique and inspiration. Maybe I should do something red too. I only dragon fruit as a fruit but never thought of adding it to a bread dough. Now, that is brilliant.

The Gypsy Chef said...

Kristy, Your a wonder! I love the red bread. Now I have to find some dragon fruit. I will check the Chinatown Markets. Your family must have loved that bread!
Pam

keri said...

Hello, Friend. This red bread is astounding. I've never seen anything like it. I'm going to try it, but doubtful I can find the fruit out here where I live. Been cruising your page for about 40 minutes and can't find any sandwiches. :( What's up with that? I know if (and when) you finally do post one it will be a real humdinger. You're an amazing cook and baker-woman. A kitchen hero in my book. Can't stay away from here. Keri

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