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Garlic & Leek Twist Bread

Delicious fluffy and light babka twist savoury bread with a leek and garlic butter filling. All vegan friendly, perfect to serve with soups, stews or to dip in hummus.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Proving time 1 hr 15 mins
Servings 8 slices


For the dough:

  • 400 g cups plain flour around 2 cups
  • 7 g Fast action yeast 1 sachet
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar to feed the yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 210 ml room temperature oat milk ¾ cup
  • 60 ml olive oil 2 tbsp

For the filling:

  • 100 g vegan margarine ¼ cp
  • 1 medium leek around 150-200g
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • 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 5-7 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!
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