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Some time ago, I made a doughnut recipe, I only made yeast doughnut once a few years ago, I don't have experience with yeasted bakery products. I baked the doughnuts instead of frying. I also added some food coloring I made from beetroot and the color was light pink. The coloring was made by cooking beetroot juice with sugar and adding some lemon juice (if I remember right, it turned out a bit too candy like and thick, so I used more lemon juice and water to thin it), the doughnuts turned out light pink. If I remember right, there weren't any problems when they came out of the oven, some time after they were made, they started to loose color unevenly, some of them lost it much earlier and also in different places, they looked like they weren't colored at all. And I found the amount of flour in the recipe to be no were near sufficient, I kneaded and kneaded but it didn't work so I had to use much more flour (probably double the amount in the recipe), but the food coloring couldn't have added that much water. I suspect yeast might have done it, it also tasted a bit too yeasty so that might have accelerated it. What do you think caused it and how can I prevent it from happening the next time?

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    You may find good pointers here - we are talking about beet in the dough, right?
    – Stephie
    Jan 20, 2022 at 18:47
  • Welcome to SA! Given that this is something you prepared years ago, and you don't seem to remember exactly how you did it, maybe instead ask about how to color well in the recipe you're about to try?
    – FuzzyChef
    Jan 20, 2022 at 19:20
  • Thank you for the comment and advice. The first one was the one I made years ago, this one was my second, it has been three weeks at most. I just wanted to emphasize that I don't have experience so I could have missed something. Stephie's comment is great, it's really similar to what happened to my dougnuts.
    – Nur
    Jan 20, 2022 at 19:33

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