Garlic and Leek Twist Bread

leek and garlic twist bread
leek and garlic twist bread lucy nd lentils vegan

Method

 

For the dough:

 

3 cups plain flour | 400g

1 1/2 tsp Fast action yeast | approx 9g

1 tbsp sugar

1 tsp salt

¾ cup oat milk |210ml  *room temperature

¼ cup olive oil |60ml

 

For the filling:

 

¼ cup vegan margarine |100g

1 large leek

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp dried parsley

Pinch salt

Method

Add the luke warm milk, sugar and yeast into a bowl and leave for around 5 minutes to froth

Add the flour, and salt to a large mixing bowl, then once the milk and yeast have reacted, pour those into the mixing bowl with the olive oil and bring together with a spoon or your hands

Move  to a floured work surface and knead by hand for 10 minutes until, you can also add the dough to a machine and knead for the same amount of time

Clean out the mixing bowl, then add a few drops of olive oil, place the kneaded dough within the bowl, cover and leave in a warm place for around 1 ½ hours

Prepare the filling by finely chopping the leek then beating into the margarine, add the salt, pepper, parsley and garlic powder and mix until combined then leave aside

After the dough has risen, knock it back and roll onto a floured surface. Using a rolling pin, roll it out into a rectangle shape, around 2-3cm thick 

Spread the butter and leek filling onto the surface of the rolled out dough leaving just a thin border

Roll the dough lengthways, to make a long sausage shape, then using a sharp knife carefully slice down the middle (also lengthways) to it should leave you with two long strands

Overlap the two strands, keeping the exposed filling facing towards you (this will help the butter ooze out and bake) then place in a large loaf tin, cover with a tea towel and leave to rise for a further 30 minutes

Preheat the oven to 190º then place the risen dough in for 25 minutes, then cover with baking foil and bake for a further 20-25 minutes 

Allow to cool and enjoy!

leek and garlic twist bread
leek and garlic twist bread