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Beetroot and Feta Bread

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

  • Egg Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to this food.

Beetroot and Feta Bread

Method

For the dough

  • Combine the yeast and milk in a bowl. Add the sugar and stir with a fork. Set it aside for 10-15 minutes, at room tempertature, until it doubles in size.
  • In a mixer's bowl, add the flour,and a pinch of salt. Begin beating on medium speed,using the hook attachment. Add the risen yeast mixture and continue beating.
  • Melt the butter in a microwave for 1 ½ minutes, at 800 watts. Add it to the mixer while it is beating. Beat for about 10-12 minutes, until you create a soft and elastic dough. 
  • Brush the dough with some olive oil and transfer to a bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside for 1 hour, at room temperture, so it can rest and rise again.
  • Dust some flour onto your working surface. Roll out the dough into a 30x40 cm rectangle.
  • Turn the rectangle so that the longer side is facing you and prepare the filling.

For the filling

  • Puree the beetroots in a blender and transfer to a strainer. Let it drain or place it in a thin kitchen towel and squeeze it to remove the excess liquid.
  • Spread it over the surface of the dough.
  • Crush the pistachio nuts in a blender or with a mortar and pestle, just to break them down a little. You don't want them finely ground.
  • Sprinkle them over the beetroot puree.
  • Coarsely crumble the feta cheese and distribute over the puree.
  • Roll the dough, begiining from the wide side that is in front of you, to create a long log.
  • Use a knife to cut it in half, lengthwise and carefully separate the 2 pieces.
  • Since the dough is layered, you need to be carefull the filling doesn't spill out.
  • Brush 3-4 tablespoons of olive oil over the 2 pieces and braid them, making sure that the cut edges are facing upwards.
  • Carefully transfer to a 26 cm round cake pan with a whole in the middle. Set aside for 1 hour, at room temperature.
  • Preheat the oven to 180*C (350* F) Fan.
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes.
  • When ready, remove from oven and let it cool in the pan for 10 minutes.
  • Then, turn out on to a wire rack and let it cool completely.
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per portion

400
Calories (kcal)
20 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

21.0
Total Fat (g)
30 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

7.7
Saturated Fat (g)
39 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

42.0
Total Carbs (g)
16 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

14.0
Sugars (g)
16 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

10.0
Protein (g)
20 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

3.2
Fibre (g)
13 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

0.58
Sodium (g)
10 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo 917a1b6ba55874b5d139866e10c236ccff8cbaa226cb4c05ba54efca0b20cc63

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