Think Pink! Real Bread:
Beetroot and Walnut Bread Rolls Recipe
Real bread……that most elemental of all foods, the smell is homely, comforting, enticing, warm and yeasty……it’s the staff of life, the essential vehicle for beans, cheese, ham as well as being the ideal accompaniment to soups, stews and casseroles. How is “real bread” defined? The Real Bread Campaign says….”What is Real Bread? Real Bread is nothing fancy and has nothing to hide. And by bread, we mean crusty baps, sourdough, bagels, bialys, injera, khobez, cottage loaves, baguettes, chleb, naan, chapattis, roti, hard dough, stottie cakes, lavash, ruisleipä, ciabatta, bara brith, Staffordshire oatcakes, bannocks, tortillas, paratha, porotta, pitta, pida …the list goes on”….I am quite partial to all of the above as it happens, as well as cobs, farmhouse loaves, split tins, bloomers, muffins etc…..
I LOVE making bread – it’s a cathartic procedure, it soothes my soul and I never see it as a chore. I have many bread recipes on my blog, of which the most popular is my mum’s Scottish Morning Rolls - Baps; they are easy to make and also freeze beautifully, so there is never any need to buy “plastic” sliced bread as you can always have a dozen or more of home-made baps in the freezer – ready for sandwiches, toast or to mop up meaty stew juices or dunk in soups.
Much though I love my mum’s home-made bread rolls, I also love experimenting with bread recipes, and I am rather partial to adding vegetables as well as various nuts. The recipe today is a favourite with all my friends and family; delicious beetroot and walnuts are added to dough with olive oil for a delightful pink coloured bread roll with a nutty texture – perfect for all manner of delightful eating projects, such as sandwiches, stuff on toast, dunking, mopping, with milk etc……this Beetroot and Walnut Bread Rolls recipe is easy to make and is perfect when all that is needed is pink bread!
Make a batch or two of these bread rolls this New Year, their cheery colour will brighten anyone’s post-festive blues, and if you are back at work, they will make an ideal lunch box sandwich base. Optional additions can be considered, such as garlic or even a hint of sage or winter savory – I have also added chopped spring onions to these bread rolls before, it’s up to you, but I do like the simplicity of earthy beetroot with walnuts, served with a chunk of vintage Farmhouse Cheddar cheese and a dollop of pear and apple chutney maybe…..
I hope you all enjoy this recipe – I usually post a fish recipe on Friday, but as I am travelling down to see my sister in Dorset, I won’t be cooking any today, but DO look out for a new fish recipe next week. The recipe, which can be printed, is below, do let me know if you make these and how you served them. Have a wonderful first New Year weekend, and see you soon, Karen.
As the theme for Twelve Loaves this month is a Clean Slate, I am entering this into the challenge; the clean slate being the healthy addition of beetroot, a natural antioxidant! This month’s Twelve Loaves is being hosted by Cake Duchess.
As these rolls also contain yeast, I am submitting them to YeastSpotting too.
A Link to my Other Bread Recipes: