Woohoo, I just turned 27! Of course I had cake on my birthday, but I also decided to make this Happy Birthday Bloomer filled with nature’s confetti (aka dried flower petals)!
This bread is super fluffy and has a delicious crust. It’s dried flowers that make this bread extra festive! I used dried calendula and cornflower which I both got from my own garden, but you can use all kinds of dried edible (store bought) flowers if you want.
You’ll need a sourdough starter to make this bread, so if you don’t have a starter yet make sure to read this article to get going.
Happy Birthday Bloomer
White bread filled with confetti aka flower petals!
- 150 g white sourdough starter
- 250 g plain white flour
- 140 ml lukewarm water
- 1 tbsp dandelion honey (or maple syrup)
- Pinch of salt
- Handful of edible dried flower petals
- Mix the sourdough starter with the flour and gradually add the water. Add the salt and dandelion honey and mix well.
- Knead for ten minutes until a stretchy dough forms. Make a ball out of it and put it in a well-oiled bowl for rising.
- Leave on a warm spot covered with a tea towel for three hours.
- Gently knock out the air by kneading the dough. Preheat the oven to 220 C. If you don’t have a dutch oven, add a baking tin filled 1/3 with water and put this on the bottom of your oven.
- Fold the petals into the dough and knead gently until evenly spread. Form a ball out of the dough.
- Put the dough on a lightly dusted baking tray, or in a dutch oven. Bake for 20 minutes, then remove the baking tin with water or remove the lid from the dutch oven. Bake for another 20 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and place on a cooling rack before eating.