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Braided Beetroot Loaf

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Soft, tender and delicate, enriched with both egg and butter, this braided beetroot bread topped with black sesame seeds is so easy and fun to make and perfect for breakfast or brunch. It's fantastic to enjoy with soup, salad, fruit spread or simple with butter.

  • 500 g Spelt bread flour
  • 220 ml Beet juice, lukewarm
  • 1 Egg, room-temperature
  • 8 g Salt
  • 15 g Fresh yeast, crumbled
  • 30 g Coconut sugar
  • 100 g Unsalted butter, room-temperature
  • 1 Small egg, beaten
  • 2 tsp Black sesame seeds for topping
  1. Place everything except the butter in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a dough hook. Stir on low speed until everything comes together. Now turn up the speed, and cut in butter and knead until you have a soft, elastic dough, about 10 minutes.
  2. Form dough into a ball and place in a lightly oiled bowl. Cover with a lightly oiled piece of plastic wrap, then stand in a warm place for 1 hour or until doubled in size.
  3. Place dough on a lightly floured work surface. Divide into 6 pieces and roll each into a strand
    , about 40cm long.
  4. Place 3 strands side-by-side on the baking sheet, with a small space between each. Form into a plait, tucking the ends under. Repeat with remaining dough. Cover again, and stand for a further 1 hour or until almost doubled.
  5. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Brush the loaves with egg and sprinkle with black sesame seeds. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Cool on a wire rack, then serve with butter, if desired. | © 2017 | | © 2017 |


Tricia Buice 1/6/17 06:08

What a gorgeous loaf! I made tomato bread onetime and it had the most gorgeous orange color. This beets (haha) my loaf! Have a great weekend Angie!

Nancy Chan 1/6/17 07:57

Wow! This is very interesting! I would love to taste the beetroot loaf. Have a wonderful day!

Rosa 1/6/17 08:12

Absolutely gorgeous!



Kelly 1/6/17 10:59

This loaf is absolutely beautiful, Angie! I love the color and the braid! SO stunning!

grace 1/6/17 13:28

oh my goodness! the unbaked color is FANTASTIC, and the color of the finished product ain't too shabby either! what a brilliant bread. :)

Vicki Bensinger 1/6/17 13:51

Angie this is beautiful! It looks just like challah only healthy. Did you purchase beet juice or make your own? Great recipe!

Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness 1/6/17 14:30

I love the color of this bread. Sounds perfect to eat as a side. I love having a delicious slice of bread with my meal. Delicious!

Monica 1/6/17 15:27

This is so striking! Love that color and what a sense of pride to bring this bread to the table!

Jean | 1/6/17 15:36

Angie, what a lovely loaf -- look at that texture! I'd love to use it for a tomato sandwich once I can get my hands on some perfect tomatoes.

Balvinder 1/6/17 17:01

This is the prettiest braided bread I have ever seen, and healthy too!

Unknown 1/6/17 17:05

What a gorgeous color! love it Angie!

Evi @ greenevi 1/6/17 18:01

This is the prettiest loaf ever! <3

Unknown 1/6/17 19:14

I’m a huge fan of beetroot, I love them on salads, steamed and in smoothies. I’ve never had a beetroot loaf but I l love the beautiful color of it. The braiding looks perfect Angie, I’m sure mine would be a little messier.

Evelyne CulturEatz 1/6/17 20:11

This bread braided is so gorgeous. A local bakery does it with beet too and sumac, great combo.

Unknown 1/6/17 20:50

Wow what a beautiful color via the beetroot though i was disappointed to see all brown on the inside when the loaf is cut open. I think some cranberries on the inside of the loaf would look nice when the loaf is cut open. Great pic!

fimere 1/6/17 22:24

très belle couleur j'adore
bonne soirée

Ashley@CookNourishBliss 1/6/17 22:30

That color!! This is such a gorgeous loaf of bread Angie!!

Cheri Savory Spoon 1/6/17 23:25

Love the color Angie, and the black sesame seeds against the red. Bet this is wonderful!!!!

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 2/6/17 02:39

I have a weak spot when it comes to braided bread and these vibrant loaves are spectacular!!

noobcook 2/6/17 04:10

wow gorgeous colour. I can't bear to eat it.

Abbe@This is How I Cook 2/6/17 05:41

A beet root challah! So pretty Angie and I bet it tastes awesome!

The Yum List 2/6/17 06:05

Beautiful! Looks the perfect loaf.

Unknown 2/6/17 06:33

This healthy braided bread looks awesome. Love the color and flavors. Yum Yum :)

Nava K 2/6/17 07:24

Hi Angie, this breaded beetroot is temptation to the highest degree, oh-god, so pretty to look as well.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 2/6/17 14:41

Such a gorgeous color made even more pretty by the braid! I need to find some coconut sugar to try in my baking also.

Velva 2/6/17 16:26

Love it! The color is beautiful. Your food is your palette.

Have a great weekend.


Ivy 2/6/17 20:43

It looks so beautiful. Never thought of adding beet juice to bread.

Amy (Savory Moments) 3/6/17 02:11

Wow! Just wow, Angie! What a gorgeous bread.

Unknown 3/6/17 02:43

Such a beautiful loaf Angie.

Natalia 3/6/17 10:36

Oh wow!That is looking amazing, what a vibrant color☺

Nammi 3/6/17 14:24

Oh my god!!! Love that colour! Does it have an earthy taste like beetroot? Can i use regular sugar instead of coconut sugar?

Unknown 3/6/17 21:13

I adore adding beet to rotis and everything, this is such a beautiful loaf. That texture and color is just amazing and use of spelt, so much goodness.

Unknown 3/6/17 21:33

Wow, how pretty is this Angie!

mjskit 4/6/17 04:02

This is THE RECIPE that is going to get me to eat my beets. :) I'm not a fan of beets, but I have had them in baked goods like chocolate cake and loved it! Not only is this bread just downright beautiful, it's unique and looks very moist and scrumptious. You outdid yourself Angie! :)

Adina 4/6/17 11:27

I saw the loaves on Foodgawker and my attentions was caught immediately. :) My daughter would love these!

Hema 4/6/17 16:25

What can I say about these breads Angie, they look simply gorgeous..

Sue/the view from great island 4/6/17 19:00

This is SO fabulous! I've made beet biscuits before and the color was just as vibrant, what fun!

Pame Recetas 4/6/17 23:36

THis looks amazining! It seems we are in a "beet mood"!! I'll make your loaf, you try my soup!!

The Reader's Tales 5/6/17 08:07

Angie, I would love to have a slice of your sexy loaf bread (love the colour) perfect for breakfast with black tea...
Have a great week ahead :) Here, it's bank holiday...hourra hourra :)

Karen Luvswesavory 5/6/17 09:39

Love the striking colour of beetroot. Surely this braided loaf goes well with soup, salad, spread or with butter. Enjoy!

Katerina 5/6/17 11:49

OMG the color is simply amazing and I bet it tasted great as well!

All That I'm Eating 5/6/17 12:07

What a glorious colour, and I love the plait too. I would love a few slices of this with some simple cheese.

Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary 5/6/17 13:58

Angie, this is seriously the prettiest bread EVER!! A braided bread always makes me swoon, but then you added that gorgeous beetroot color!! I am seriously obsessing over this! I can't wait to try this! Pinned! Cheers, friend!

Alida 5/6/17 23:42

I have never seen anything like this! I really fancy trying this bread, love the colour! Brava!

Pame Recetas 6/6/17 01:55

Remember that sugar free, grain free fruit cake you posted on November last year? I kept a piece in the freezer and just opened it now: it was as great as fresh!! I'm going to post it in my Instagram, I have to check if I already posted it or not on the blog!! Big Hug

Eva Taylor 6/6/17 06:36

The colour is awesome! What inspired you to add beetroot? So creative.

Eva Taylor 6/6/17 06:38

What incredible colour! A perfect bread for a summer meal.

nadia 6/6/17 15:50

I'm in love with that colour!!! It's too pretty to eat!! :D

Pam 6/6/17 23:57

Gorgeous, Angie! Prettiest bread I've ever seen! And the braid is awesome too! Goog job!

[Reply] 7/6/17 15:59

wow Angie !! look wonderful ! you always amazing me !!
Really stunning dear Angie ♡♡♡

Kitchen Riffs 7/6/17 16:01

Love beets! Never use them in baked goods though. This is really creative -- terrific recipe. Thanks!

Jessica Hylton 7/6/17 16:48

You are SO creative Angie!! This is such an absolutely beautifully loaf - and I love the ingredients used there!!

GiGi Eats Celebrities 7/6/17 19:29

WHAT AN AMAZING COLOR!!!! This is so insanely intriguing. I think I just need to buy beets so I can utilize them for their COLOR!

Catherine 8/6/17 03:32

Dear Angie, That beautiful loaf of bread is a work of art! I would enjoy it warmed with butter! xoxo Catherine

Anca 8/6/17 09:25

It looks amazing. I'm baking bread today and I have a couple of cooked beetroots and I'm going to add them to my bread. It's a fab idea. x

Anca 8/6/17 09:49

I left a comment, but it didn't get through, not sure why. I'll make bread today and I'm going to add some beetroot in it, you loafs look so nice. x

Juliana 8/6/17 19:52

Oh Angie, this bread look so just reminded me that I have beetroot powder and should try to bake bread with it...thank you so much for the inspiration!

Geri Saucier 8/6/17 20:27

A beautiful loaf of bread. It is almost to pretty to eat. I am sure this bread is delicious:)

Mindy 11/6/17 18:58

So beautiful, and I can only imagine how tasty it is.

Sokehah cheah 12/6/17 16:59

Gosh, these look gorgeous. Such lovely colour!

noobcook 13/6/17 11:19

gorgeous vibrant colour, & all natural

All That Cooking 13/6/17 14:42

Hi Angie
I really loved this beetroot bread you did here. This just looks so inviting and it just makes you want to take a bite lol. Photos are great!
Thanks for sharing this and keep up the good thing !

My Little Space 14/6/17 02:07

The colour is as good as dragon fruit and lasting even after baked. Love it ! Enjoy your day darling.
Blessings, Kristy

My Inner Chick 14/6/17 15:25

Stunning loaf!
One way to get your kids to eat beets! WOW. x

Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Living 14/6/17 18:40

I love the vibrant beet color - so beautiful Angie!

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies 15/6/17 17:00

You always amaze me at the wonderful things you do with your recipes. I would never think to use beet juice in a bread, but it is beautiful!

Choclette 20/6/17 18:40

What a fantastic colour. I'm now wondering how the bread would work with grated beetroot. Very well I expect.

Sharmila kingsly 21/6/17 12:39

One awesome way to feeds our kids beetroot. So love the colour of the prebaked loaf.. The braids are just perfect!!

Marcelle 22/6/17 06:24

Wow, this is some beautiful bread!! Amazing color! :)

Sharon D. 22/6/17 07:06

Omg pretty! Absolutely love the colour.

Anna Johnston 27/6/17 03:04

WoW!! I'm ALL about the color sometimes and this one really caught my eye - seriously, I don't think I've ever seen Beetroot Bread before let alone bread that's a beautiful braid. My little menu creating mind is having a field day with all the fun ways to pair this. Thanks for sharing :)

Sophie Sportende Foodie 2/7/17 09:19

Beautiful plaited beet spelt breads! Things of beauty too! MMMM!
I can't really lair well yet!

Viviane Bauquet Farre 5/7/17 23:12

This is my kind of bread, Angie! Wow... it looks beautiful too!

Anne@ASaladForAllSeasons 6/7/17 06:00

I bet this is amazing in flavor, but your photos are simply stunning! :)

Anonymous 8/7/17 14:16

I baked these beautiful loaves up this morning and they came out just like your photos! The dough was a dream to work with and the bread itself is incredibly soft and the flavor is fantastic. We sliced one of the loaves up as soon as it had cooled down and enjoyed it with slices of I think it's called sharp cheese. I am an American currently living in The Netherlands and we eat a lot of "oude kaas" which translates to old but I think back home we call that sharp. The bread can really handle the bold flavors and because of that,it will become a favorite of ours.

I noticed one or two people asked about using homemade vs store bought beet juice? I will mention that my store actually had a beet juice on sale and decided to save some kitchen clean up and purchased that. Now I have made bread with pureed beets and those of course gave it a much stronger flavor. However, the juice from the store works equally fine in my opinion and you still get the gorgeous pinkish/red color :) Thank you for a wonderful bread recipe!!


Angie's Recipes 8/7/17 16:45

@Sonya Yes, I love it with some well aged cheese or blue cheese too. I am glad that you have enjoyed the bread as much as I did. I am with you about the storebought juice..the flavour might be slightly different, but no different in colour. Once again, Sonya, for your feedback.

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