Spinach and ricotta bread

    1 hour 25 min

    This recipe makes two bread loaves filled with a spinach and ricotta cheese filling. Cut into slices and serve warm or pack for a picnic. You can experiment with different fillings, such as mozzarella or sun dried tomatoes.


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    Ingredients
    Makes: 2 loaves

    • Bread
    • 75g fresh yeast
    • 3 tablespoons caster sugar
    • 500ml warm milk
    • 30ml vegetable oil
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1kg plain flour
    • Filling
    • 300g cooked spinach, chopped
    • 1 egg white
    • 100g ricotta cheese
    • salt, to taste
    • 1 egg yolk, for brushing

    Method
    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Extra time:30min proofing  ›  Ready in:1hr25min 

    1. Dissolve yeast and sugar in warm milk; add oil, salt and flour until combined. Cover the dough with a cloth and set aside for 30 minutes.
    2. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Lightly grease and flour a shallow baking tray.
    3. To make the filling: mix spinach, egg white, ricotta and salt together in a bowl.
    4. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to 1cm thick; slice in half lengthways to create 2 pieces of bread dough.
    5. Spoon filling down centre of each piece of dough, then roll up lengthways into a long roll. Place rolls on prepared baking tray and brush all over with beaten egg yolk.
    6. Bake in preheated oven for 35 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool rolls for 5 minutes before slicing and serving hot.

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