beetroot and walnut bread

i love beetroot, maybe one reason is because its pink, as a child i loved beetroot sandwiches because it would make the bread pink, so this bread being completely pink is great.
i added walnuts to the bread too, it tasted great grilled with cheese.

3/4 cup water
1 and 1/2 cups beetroot puree from fresh beetroot
3 1/2 to 4 cups strong white flour
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp salt
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1 sachet of active dried yeast
peel and chop approx three beets and put in a blender, puree and add in the bowl of a stand mixer with the flour, salt, oil and yeast then pour in the water and knead for approx for 5 minutes then add the walnuts and knead for a further 2 minutes.
pour into an oiled bowl and cover with cling film, let rise for at least 1 hour,
tip out the dough and knock out the air and shape into a ball.
preheat the oven to 375f 190c
let the dough proof for half a hour then slash it with a blade and bake for 30 minutes or until the base sounds hollow when tapped.



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