Zucchini and Pesto Bread - Thermomix Recipes from Steph

Zucchini and Pesto Bread

This recipe comes from the Brisitsh Larder website, they have plenty of thermomix recioes there to tantalise you!!!  http://www.britishlarder.co.uk/courgette-goats-cheese-and-garden-herb-pesto-bread/#axzz1HkxPphAb

Zucchini and Garden herb Pesto

  • 200g zucchini, coarsely grated
  • 30g pine nuts
  • 20g golden linseeds
  • 30g Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 30g spinach
  • 30g extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • 1 clove of garlic, crushed
  • 40g mixed herbs such as mint, lemon thyme, parsley, basil, oregano
  • Salt and freshly cracked black pepper
  • juice of one lemon

Heat a non-stick frying pan and saute the onions, garlic and seasoning in 2tbs of the oil until golden about 4 -5 minutes. Add the courgettes and saute for one minute. Let the mixture cool.

Toast the linseeds and pine nuts and add to the sauteed onion and courgette mixture, cool.

Place the herbs, spinach, lemon juice, Parmesan and remaining oil in the Thermomix bowl and blend until still coarse.

Add the herb mixture to the cooled sauteed onion, courgette and nut mixture. Adjust the seasoning if needed and let the flavours develop for about 20 minutes.

Food Fanatics Tips

Do not be tempted to add too much oil, the mixture must be dry to prevent the bread becoming claggy. Place the leftover pesto in a clean jar cover the surface with extra oil and keep refrigerated, it should last for up to one week.

Bread Dough

  • 400g strong bread flour
  • 20g fresh yeast or 7g dried yeast (I do not recommend fast action yeast)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 200g water
  • 40g extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp chopped rosemary
  • 100g soft goats cheese
  • 100g courgette and garden herb pesto

Weigh the flour, rosemary, yeast and salt directly into the Thermomix bowl, blend for 30 seconds on speed 8.

Add the oil and water, blend for 30 seconds on speed 8.

Scrape the sides down, lock the lid, set the timer to 1 minute 30 seconds, dial on lock position and press the dough button.

Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface and neatly and glenty fold the dough into a ball to form a smooth top, place into a lightly greased bowl. Cover the bowl with a clean dry tea towel and let the dough prove to double in size. Should take about 40 minutes to 1 hour.

Preheat the oven to 180°C and grease a 7″(18cm) OR 8″(20cm) spring form tin and lightly dust with flour.

Carefully turn the dough onto a lightly floured work surface and flatten using your fingers tips or very lightly roll with a rolling pin into a rectangle about 1.5cm thick.

Spread the pesto and sprinkle the goats cheese, roll the dough into a spiral and cut into 6. Place the spirals in the prepared tin, bake for 55 minutes. Let the bread cool for 10 minutes before removing from the tin, brush the top with olive oil.


  1. avatar Gill Says:

    I was wondering what a ’strong’ dough is?

  2. avatar Steph Says:

    This is really referring to use bread making flour or bakers flour as plain flour is not an option and will not get the intended result.

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