And no need to break into a sweat over this bread- it can be made inbetween the laundry and walking the dog and changing the duvet cover on a not-so-lazy sunday morning. All it takes is three kneads, each lasting 30 seconds (thank you Dan Lepard!) and then you just let the yeast do it's thing! This is delicious as lunch, slathered with butter and then dunked in a cream of tomato soup- or spread thickly with a lemon curd or marmalade for breakfast
400g raw beetroot, roasted until tender and then peeled and mashed
500g Shipton Mill Finest Bakers White Bread Flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp Shipton Mill Organic Dried Yeast
225ml tepid water
1 tsp sugar
A little oil for kneading
Dissolve the sugar in the water. Sprinkle over the yeast and leave in a warm place until covered with froth.
In a large bowl, mix together the activated yeast, beetroot, flour and salt into a sticky dough.
Cover with wet tea towel and leave for 10 minutes.
Uncover, oil hands and knead dough briskly for 30 seconds.
Cover again for 10 mins, then knead for 30 seconds.
For the final time, cover for 10 minutes, the knead for 30 seconds.
Now shape the loaf in a tin flour dusted banneton. Leave in a warm spot for 1 hour to rise.
Heat the oven to 180 degree (fan) and bake bread for 30-40 minutes.
Deliciously soft, fluffy, savoury buns, which when broken open, reveals a sage and onion filling dispersed through the bun. Spread on some good quality salted butter and you are done. Excellent for picnics, accompanying soup or just as a snack by itself. They freeze very well and I tend to bake 3 batches in one go every few weeks as they are a perfect after school snack and a great way to utilise my very prolific sage plant!
This recipe is a white bread filled with a gorgeous buttery mushroom and garlic filling. It is mouthwatering and can accompany any meal such as pizza, lasagne, pasta etc. Or it can just be eaten on it's own as a tasty snack
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