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Spinach Bread Recipe

Yields1 Serving

Spinach bread is a basic white bread recipe but when you see this bread it’s anything but white.  The final color of the loaf is a fresh and deep green with hints of spinach flavor.  Many people think of this as a classic for St. Patrick’s Day, but spinach bread is a great side for soups, salads and makes a dramatic sandwich bread.

INGREDIENTS:
Spinach Stock Ingredients:
 ½ gallon of boiling water
 1 whole bunch of spinach with stems trimmed
 Ice-water bath
Spinach bread Dough Ingredients:
 ½ cup of water at 110 degrees Fahrenheit or 43 degrees Celsius
 1 tablespoon of sugar
 1 teaspoon of salt
 1 cup of the spinach puree (3 ounces of spinach)
 2 tablespoons of olive oil
 3 ½ cups of bread flour or all-purpose flour
 2 teaspoons of yeast
DIRECTIONS:
1

Bring the ½ gallon of water to a boil and immerse the spinach leaves and boil for 5 minutes.

2

Strain the spinach from the boiling water and drop not the ice water to shock.

3

Strain the spinach and process in a food processor or blender until you have a puree. Reserve 1 cup of puree for the recipe. Also, reserve ½ cup of the green spinach water for the recipe as well.

4

Add all of the ingredients in the ingredient list to the bread pan in the order indicated and select the basic white bread setting. Press start.

5

When the loaf is finished remove to a wire rack to rest for 10 minutes and then slice and serve.