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
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!

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