Beetroot and fetta bread

Try this savoury bread with beetroot and creamy fetta. It's a great way to change up your regular loaf, and it's so easy to make!



Note: + cooling & 1 hour 20 mins standing time



  • 1 1/2 cups (375ml) warm water
  • 2 tsp (1 sachet/7g) dried yeast
  • 1 tsp caster sugar
  • 4 cups (600g) plain flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 50g fetta, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup (25g) walnuts, toasted
  • 1 tbs pistachios, chopped
  • Beetroot jam
  • 2 medium beetroot, peeled, grated
  • 2 tbs caster sugar
  • 2 tbs red wine vinegar



Combine water, yeast and sugar in a bowl. Set aside for 5 mins or until frothy.


Combine the flour and salt in a large bowl. Make a well in the centre. Pour yeast mixture into the well with the oil. Use a round-bladed knife to stir until a sticky dough forms. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 10 mins or until smooth. Place dough in a large greased bowl. Cover and set aside in a warm, draught-free place for 1 hour or until dough doubles in size.


Meanwhile, to make the beetroot jam, place a medium frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the beetroot, sugar and vinegar to the pan and cook, stirring, for 5-7 mins or until the mixture thickens and the liquid evaporates. Season. Set aside to cool.


Use your fist to punch down the dough. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface. Use a rolling pin to roll out to a 30cm x 40cm rectangle. Spoon beetroot mixture evenly over the dough. Sprinkle with fetta and half the walnuts. Starting from 1 long end, roll up the dough to form a log.


Preheat oven to 200°C. Line a large baking tray with baking paper. Use a sharp knife to cut log in half lengthways to expose the layers. Place on the lined tray. Twist the 2 halves together, then join the 2 ends to make a round loaf. Set aside for 15 mins to rise.


Bake loaf for 10 mins. Reduce oven to 180°C. Bake for a further 20-25 mins or until loaf sounds hollow when tapped.


Transfer to a serving plate. Sprinkle with pistachios and remaining walnuts. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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