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Beetroot Sandwich Loaf Recipe

Gayathri Kumar
An amazingly soft sandwich loaf with beetroot puree which gives a beautiful colour as well as flavour to the final bread.
Course Breads
Cuisine Fusion, Indian
Servings 8 People

Ingredients
  

For the Puree:

  • 4 small Beetroot

For the Pre Ferment:

  • 100 gm Bread Flour
  • 1 tsp Instant Yeast
  • Beets Puree as needed

For the Dough:

  • 300 gm Bread Flour
  • Beets Puree as needed
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 20 gm Butter

Instructions
 

Beetroot Puree:

  • Clean the beetroot and slice off the roots.
  • In a pan, add enough water and beetroot and allow it to boil until they are tender.
  • Allow it to cool completely.
  • Remove the skin of beetroot and chop into cubes.
  • Use the water to grind the cubes to fine puree.
  • Set aside.

Pre ferment:

  • Mix together bread flour, instant yeast and enough puree to make a thick dough.
  • Set aside for 45 minutes.

Autolysis:

  • Mix together 300 gm bread flour and enough puree to make a shaggy dough.
  • Cover and set aside for 45 minutes.

Preparing the dough:

  • In a bowl, combine the autolysis mix and the pre ferment. If kneading by hand, mix both thoroughly, take it onto counter and knead for 6-7 minutes. If using a mixer, knead with dough hook for 5 minutes.
  • Add butter and salt.
  • Knead it for further 5 minutes, either by hand or in stand mixer.
  • Transfer dough to an oiled bowl, cover with cling film and set aside until double in volume. It may take anywhere from 45 minutes to 75 minutes.
  • Press the dough to de gas it.
  • Shape it into a smooth round and place it inside a 5” cube tin which has been greased with butter.
  • Cover with cling film and set aside until the dough reaches the rim.
  • Preheat your oven to 200C.
  • Bake the bread for 40-45 minutes in preheated oven.
  • Remove from the oven and let it sit on wire rack for five minutes.
  • Remove the loaf from the tin and allow it to cool completely.
  • Cover the loaf with cling film and foil and let it sit overnight on counter.
  • Next day, slice it up and serve.
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