Another Braided Bread on my Blog
This stunning Braided Bread with Turmeric Cashew Pesto Filling will suprise your next guests or family with its eye catching yellow colored filling. But of course there is not used one drop of artficial coloring in this recipe. All the color comes naturally from a very powerful root called Turmeric. Turmeric is the spice that gives Curry its yellow color. It’s used in India as a spice and medicinal herb for thousands of years. In the past few years science backed up what the Indians have known for a long time before (like with many other things) that turmeric does really contain compounds with medicinal properties, and they are called curcuminoids. The most important substance of these curcuminoids is called curcumin.
Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric. It has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant. However, curcumin is poorly absorbed by our bodies. Studies have showed that black pepper helps and enhances the absorption of curcumin by whopping 2,000%. Curcumin is also fat soluble, so it helps if you take it with a fatty meal or drink.
It’s all in this pesto and therefore in the bread, too
Turmeric? Check! Hence Curcumin? Check! Black pepper? Check! Fat? Check! It’s all in this powerful pesto. This time I used Cashew nuts instead of walnuts, they have a more neutral taste and let the Turmeric be be the main actor when it comes to taste. Cashews are a very good source of Zinc and plantbased protein, too.
Get creative with the form of this Braided Bread with Turmeric Cashew Pesto Filling. I’ve got a video in my IG stories highlight where you can see, how I form the classic braided bread we learn in Switzerland. But of course you can make up your own bread form. Twist and turn these pesto filled rolls the way you like it. Just keep in mind that the smaller you cut the bread (if you make smaller rolls instead of two big breads) the baking time might be shorter.
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