“We have so much, too much, that we can buy, yet the basic labor of doing, the making with our own hands, is what enlivens us and makes us feel human." Dan Lepard

Sunday, 28 April 2013

BEET BREAD





My love for beets and passion for baking bread resulted in Beet bread. I was mulling over incorporating beets in bread since long. Yesterday when our vendor got us fresh crisp beets, we got down to baking my “dream bread”. The beets were grated, flour measured, yeast sprinkled, oil added and with a balance of sugar and salt and bright pink dough was all set to rise into a perfect loaf.

Beet bread a strong flavour of beets. Studded with bright red shreds of beets, it toasts perfectly and tastes heavenly with honey, peanut butter or plain butter.

BEET BREAD
Ingredients
3 cups all purpose flour
1 cup grated beet root (raw)
1 tablespoon canola oil (any neutral oil will do)
2 teaspoons sugar
1 ½ teaspoons  instant yeast (also known as rapid rise yeast)
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup warm water for kneading (quantity of water can vary according to need)
Method
Add sugar to warm water.
Mix flour, salt, yeast and oil till well combined.
Add grated beet to the flour and mix well.
Add warm water and knead. Knead for 8 to 10 minutes to get soft smooth dough. By now the dough will become a bright pink due to the beets.
Transfer the dough to an oiled bowl, cover and leave for 10 minutes.
Knead again for five minutes.
Roll the dough into a rectangle. Beginning at short end, roll up tightly.
Pinch seams and ends to seal. Place the loaf in the greased loaf tin ( 8 inch x 3 1/2 inch ) with seam sides down.
Cover and leave to rise in warm place for an hour or till doubled in size.
Bake in a pre heated oven at 190 degrees C for 20 to 25 minutes or till the top turns golden and bottom sounds hollow when tapped.
Remove from the oven and transfer to the rack to cool.

Sending to the food event YEASTSPOTTING


6 comments:

  1. My my , what a beautiful creation. I can see your love for the beets!!And yes, I am yet to try the beet cake.

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  2. What a beautifully healthy, nutritious, delicious, and easy to make Baked Beet Bread. I am definitely going to make this wonderful recipe.

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  3. I am gluten-free. I will be adding beets to one of my favorite recipes very soon. I love beets and am looking forward to trying this.

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  4. Your recipes are too good ..

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  5. Youre awesome! Dough is resting as I type this. Love beets in everything! Never had in bread before. Stay fresh!

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