Happy Birthday Bloomer Recipe

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

  • Servings: 8-10 slices
  • Difficulty: medium
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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


  1. Mix the sourdough starter with the flour and gradually add the water. Add the salt and dandelion honey and mix well.
  2. 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.
  3. Leave on a warm spot covered with a tea towel for three hours.
  4. 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.
  5. Fold the petals into the dough and knead gently until evenly spread. Form a ball out of the dough.
  6. 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.
  7. Remove from the oven and place on a cooling rack before eating.

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