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Plaited Pizza Loaf with Blue Cheese and Beets

Plaited Pizza Loaf with Blue Cheese and Beets

Cook 1 hr 4 servings

A perfect slice, every time – our recipe for Plaited Pizza Loaf with Blue Cheese, Beets, Pine Nuts & Thyme guarantees a serving that satisfies. Smooth, cheesy and with an aroma of fresh herbs, flavours gather in a unique line-up throughout and replicates everything we love about classic pizza. Give it a go!

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  • 1 portion basic pizza dough (for two large loaves)
  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • 160 g beetroots, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 25 g olive oil
  • 150 g Castello® Creamy Blue, cut into little cubes
  • 25 g pine nuts, lightly toasted
  • 1 tbsp lemons zest, finely grated
  • freshly chopped thyme
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tbsp water


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

2. Once you've taken the beetroot out of the oven, turn the temperature up to 250°C for the next steps.

3. 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.

4. Spread tomato sauce, baked beetroot, Castello® Creamy Blue cheese, pine nuts, lemon zest and thyme on the middle 1/3 of the pizza dough.

5. 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.

6. Carefully move the pizza on the baking parchment over to a pre-heated baking sheet and bake on the bottom rack at 250°C for approx. 15 min. or until crispy and golden.