Leek and Garlic Twist Bread

Leek and Garlic Twist Bread

The perfect weekend bake, this Leek and Garlic Twist Bread combines two tasty flavours, and is sure to be a hit with everyone!


For the dough

  • 400g (14.1 oz) plain flour
  • Fast action yeast
  • 210ml (7.1 fl oz) oat milk at room temperature
  • 60ml (2 fl oz) olive oil

For the filling

  • 60g (2.1 oz) vegan butter (or margarine)
  • 1 large leek
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • Pinch salt
  • 1
    Add the warm milk, sugar and yeast into a bowl and leave for around 5 minutes to froth.
  • 2
    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.
  • 3
    Move to a floured work surface and knead by hand for 10 minutes. You can also add the dough to a machine and knead for the same amount of time.
  • 4
    Clean out the mixing bowl, 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.
  • 5
    Prepare the filling by finely chopping the leek then beating into the butter. Add the salt, pepper, parsley and garlic powder and mix until combined, then leave aside.
  • 6
    After the dough has risen, knock it back and place on a floured surface. Roll the dough out into a rectangle shape around 2-3cm thick.
  • 7
    Spread the leek filling onto the surface of the dough leaving just a thin border.
  • 8
    Roll the dough up 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.
  • 9
    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.
  • 10
    Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas 5, place the risen dough in for 25 minutes, then cover with baking foil and bake for a further 20-25 minutes.
  • 11
    Allow to cool and enjoy!

Recipe from britishleeks.co.uk; created & styled by Lucy Parker @lucy_and_lentils

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