I thought it was a good idea to try making a spinach bread after a friend suggested it.
There are so many variations of spinach breads on the internet. I was spoilt for choice. Initially, I wanted to try making a spinach stromboli but decided to make a spinach bread for our breakfast sandwiches instead.
I found this recipe from What did you eat? and adapted it to what I have in my kitchen.
Usually I will use a lower oven temperature than those suggested in the online recipes. For this bread, I use 170 degree Celsius instead of 220 degree Celsius suggested by online recipe that I found.
My girl loves fresh bake. She was the first to try the bread and she finished the whole slice and wanted more.
The texture of the bread is a little like French loaf and it’s just right for our breakfast sandwich the next day. It does not crumble and break away like the tomato garlic bread I made earlier when I eat as sandwich. It’s definitely a better sandwich bread.
Preparation time : 30 min
Waiting time : 2 hours
Baking time : 45 minutes
Serving size : 8 slices (one loaf)
- 400g bread flour
- 100g wholemeal flour
- 220g fresh spinach, chopped
- 3 tbs Parmesan cheese
- 3/4 cup Water
- 2.5 tbs Olive oil
- 1 packet of Fleischmann’s active dry yeast
- 1 tsp Honey
- 1 tsp Sea salt
- 5 cloves of Garlic, chopped
Step by Step Instructions:
- Add the dry yeast and honey to water, stir and wait for about 10 minutes until it becomes foamy.
- Saute garlic with olive oil lightly.
- Add in spinach and stir for 2-3 minutes. Off the fire.
- Stir in the parmesan cheese, flour, the yeast mixture, salt with the spinach, garlic and olive oil. Mix thoroughly.
- Knead (with hands) all the ingredients to make a smooth dough for about 10 to 15 minutes.
- Allow it to prove for at 45 to 60 minutes until it doubles in size.
- Grease the side of the loaf pan.
- Shape dough and transfer it to the loaf pan.
- Pre-heat oven at 170 degree Celsius.
- Allow it to prove for another 45 to 60 minutes.
- Bake for 45 minutes.
- Remove bread from the loaf pan and leave it on the wire rack to cool.