Beetroot and feta soda bread
- July 2016
- Makes 1 loaf (enough for 6)
- Hands-on time 30 min, oven time 30 min
A quick-to-make soda bread, studded with beetroot and feta, makes a wonderful addition to any summer picnic or al fresco lunch.
- 8.2g (5.1g saturated)
- 70.6g (6.6g sugars)
- 3 small beetroot (about 250g), peeled and coarsely grated
- 500g plain white flour, plus extra for dusting
- 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 1 tsp fine sea salt
- 360ml buttermilk
- 200g feta, crumbled
- Fresh rosemary sprigs to decorate
- Heat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan/gas 6. Put the grated beetroot into a clean piece of muslin or a clean J-cloth and squeeze out as much liquid as possible.
- Put the flour, bicarb and salt in a large mixing bowl and stir to combine. Pour in the buttermilk and start to bring the ingredients together using a wooden spoon. When it has almost come together as a dough, tip it out onto a clean surface and start to knead in the grated beetroot and crumbled feta. Once combined, shape the dough into a ball and flatten slightly.
- Dust a baking sheet with flour. Transfer the loaf to the baking sheet, then stud the outside with rosemary sprigs. Bake for 30 minutes until golden and cooked through. Allow the loaf to cool before slicing.
This is best eaten on the day it’s made but it will keep for up to 48 hours.
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