No matter how many batches she bakes, Ran (@konel_bread) gets excited every time she slices into a fresh loaf of bread. “I’m nervous every time!” says Ran, who lives in Tokyo.
Inspired by rolls of sushi sliced to reveal images on the inside, Ran started baking her bread in 2010 when she became pregnant with her son. “First I make the ordinary bread dough, and then I divide it and add colors to create the design,” says Ran, who uses natural ingredients like vegetables and cocoa to achieve the different colors. Today, her bread designs are inspired by everything from pop culture characters to her son’s drawings, and she teaches others how to make their own loaves in her baking school and with her published cookbook.
Join Ran in her Tokyo kitchen to see how she makes her bread, today on our story and on our IGTV channel. To watch IGTV, update your app now, then look for the new icon in the top right corner of feed.