Black Grapes Streusel Rolls

How often do you guys make your own natural food colouring? And what are the ingredients you often used ? I actually found some interesting natural food colouring alternatives lately from this site.  I am so excited and would love to try it out someday. But for the time being, I have found mine by using black grapes. I'll have to say the colour is awesome.

And here's what I did.
Ingredients :
300gm   bread flour
1 tbsp     yeast
3 tbsp     sugar
1/2 tspn   salt
1 egg (whole egg)
120ml   black grape sauce/thick puree
60gm     butter

Ingredients for Streusel topping :
60gm  butter
2 tbsp  sugar
1/2 cup  all purpose flour
(cream butter & sugar till fluffy, stir in flour to form a soft dough then wrap with plastic sheet and keep refrigerated)

Method :
(1) combine flour, yeast, sugar, egg & grape sauce into a big mixing bowl, stir to form a soft dough.
(2) then add in salt & butter, knead dough till well mixed & smooth.
(3) set aside to rest for an hour or till double in size. It's best to keep it somewhere warm or in the oven with a cup of hot water..
(4) now, punch dough to release air and place it to a slightly floured working table and again knead to smooth.
(5) divide into 8 portions, then cover with damp kitchen tower & let to rest for 10 mins.
(6) shape dough into a ball & arrange to a 9" greased baking tray.
(7) brush with egg glazing then spread streusel crumb all over the top.
(9) again set aside to rest for about 30mins.
(9) finally bake at preheated oven 185'C for about 12-15mins or till golden brown.

# Ingredients for black grape sauce :
1/2 kg  seedless black grapes
3 tbsp  sugar

Method : (similar to here)
Tips for cleaning grapes : squeeze about 1/2 " toothpaste to one of your palm then rub between two hands. Once nicely spread,  rub grapes between your palms and rinse with clean water. Then dry them with kitchen tower.
Finally, puree the grapes and place them to a non-stick sauce pan together with sugar. Let them simmer till nice & thick. Leave cooled completely before used.

These rising dough is about time to send into the oven.

Black grapes has produced such beautiful colour which almost similar to blueberry, except that it is less sourish. It always fun to explore natural food colouring. If you have one with you, hope you can share with us too! Enjoy & have fun.
I'm sending this to Wild Yeast Blog @ YeastSpotting.


  1. This is a great idea and I love the recipe. Keep well Diane

  2. Black grapes - now THAT is something that I have never thought about - but you're right, rather than just having them stain everything, use their color! Wonderful.l

  3. grape streusel rolls! it must be awesome...I would not hve thought of using black grapes puree as a natural coloring :) you are awesome! Have a nice day Kristy and take care!

  4. Black Grapes Streusel Rolls sounds good. When I first saw the pix, I thought they were pork floss on the buns. Such great bake!

  5. The streusel topping sure make this buns super yummy! Nice texture!

  6. Oh, 1st time knowing black grapes can use for colouring. Thanks for sharing :)

  7. Hey I like the colour and the texture of your loaves. Must be so delicious!

  8. Another wonderful Kristy creation! I like to use natural food for food coloring. There are so many beautiful colors in nature! Can I have one? any left? :D

  9. nice creation, beautiful purple from natural colour, your bread must be very nice.

  10. particolare questo pane e che bel colore che ha, che brava!
    un abbraccio.

  11. This looks absolutely delectable!

  12. This is great, Kristy! You're always original and they look delicious. Thanks for the link!

  13. Again with another great creation! I've never thought about using black grapes even though I bought some last week. Love the purplish colour in the soft bread...yummy! Will try this out soon, thanks dear! Happy weekend!!

  14. That is one awesome color for sure, Kristy! Not to mention how gorgeous your rolls tuned out. Love the streusel topping!!!

    I've used blueberry juice and onion water took color eggs but never grape, why oh why???

    Thanks for sharing...I sure would love a bite!

  15. Kristy:
    Second your view to use natural ingredient for food coloring.
    Never thought of using grape for it's purplish color.
    Instead of toothpaste, another cheaper tip of getting rid off wax on grape is using flour.

  16. i must say that black grapes is scuh a rare ingredient that we used in baking, you're fantastic to come up with such idea! i think the colour also looks a little like purple sweet potatoes bread. Great tips on how to clean grapes!


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