Purple or blue dough – Simply dissolve 2-3 tablespoons (20-30 grams) freeze-dried blueberry powder (available on-line) in the water and prepare the dough as in the basic Pie Dough recipe above. If you prefer a less uniform color or want a marbled effect you can mix the berry powder with the flour and then prepare the dough, mixing as much as necessary to obtain the desired effect. Note that the depth of color will depend upon the amount of blueberry powder you use. The more powder added the deeper and richer the color will be. This way the color can be varied from a light, sky blue to a very deep purple. To obtain an even darker color you can replace the water with blueberry juice. Freeze-dried powders made from raspberries and blackberries are also available and give pink to reddish variations. The various powders can also be combined to provide various hues and shades.
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I am buying your beautiful book. Would you recommend any brand of fruit powder please as Amazon has so many different brands.
Thank you very much. I hope you enjoy the book. Since I am in Germany my sources of fruit powders may be different than what you can get. Amazon in the US has freeze dried blueberry, raspberry and strawberry powders from Trader Joe’s. Make sure you get freeze dried powder. Whole berries would not work well and powder containing skins and seeds is not optimal. Amazon also has organic spinach powder and beet root powder that probably would work well. You can also combine powders and juices to get darker colours. I think you will just have to experiment with different sources. I think that the most expensive powders may not be the best as they are often sold with promises of being particularly healthy, which may not be of significance in baking. Good luck and have fun.