Plaited pizza loaf with Creamy Blue, beetroot, pine nuts and thyme

1h 4 servings
  • 1 portion basic pizza dough (for two large loaves)
  • 1 portion basic tomato sauce
  • 160g beetroot, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 25g olive oil
  • 150g Castello Creamy Blue, cut into little cubes
  • 25g pine nuts, lightly toasted
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest, finely grated
  • Freshly chopped thyme
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tbsp water
Plaited pizza loaf with Creamy Blue, beetroot, pine nuts and thyme

Preparation

Combine the beetroot with the olive oil and balsamic vinegar and bake at 200°C for approx. 35 min. or until tender.

On a floured surface, roll out the dough into an elongated oval shape. Carefully move the dough over to a piece of baking parchment, then cut the dough along the edge on both sides moving towards the middle. Spread tomato sauce, baked beetroot, cheese, pine nuts, lemon zest and thyme on the middle 1/3 of the pizza dough. Plait the pizza so the narrow bands of dough on each side cross each other. Beat the egg yolk with the water and brush the pizza dough with the mixture. Carefully move the pizza on the baking parchment over to the hot baking sheet and bake on the bottom rack at 250°C for approx. 15 min. or until crispy and golden. 

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