Monday, April 26, 2010

Spinach Loaf

This is something very similar to my Blueberry Cream Cheese Loaf but instead of sweet I made it into savory loaf. For the filling I just used whatever I can find in my fridge. As usual I used the Pillsbury bread stick dough. I tell you, this bread dough is really handy if you want to bake something quick.


1 tube of Pillsbury bread sticks dough
4 oz of frozen chopped spinach – thawed and squeeze out the water
4 slices of ham – cut into cubes
2 tbsp of light mayo
3 tbsp of light cream cheese
1 tomato – cut into small cubes
1 shallot – slice thinly
1 egg yolk
½ cup of shredded cheese – any kind
Salt and pepper to taste

Egg wash

1 egg white – beaten

1. Preheat over to 350 degree F. In a bowl combined spinach, ham, cream cheese, mayo, tomato, shallot, egg yolk, salt and pepper. Mix really well and set it aside.
2. Remove breadstick dough from the tube, unroll it and separate the dough and you will have two rectangles. Join the dough up by placing both dough rectangles horizontally on a lightly greased baking sheet. Press the steam together (refer to pix 1)
3. Spread the filling onto the centre of the dough. Sprinkle some shredded cheese on top of the filling (pix 2) Separate the dough perforations up to the cheese mixture (You might need a scissors for this) slightly pull and stretch the dough strips.
4) Start from the top and bring and braid dough strip to cover the filling. Make sure to tuck and seal both ends of the loaf (pix 3)
5) Beat the egg white and brush it all over the loaf. Sprinkle the remaining shredded cheese on top. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.

(pix 1)

(pix 2)

(pix 3)


MaryMoh said...

Beautiful and delicious...mmm. I love to see all the greens inside that loaf.

Juliana said...

Wow, nice the filling in sure makes a great meal :-)

Anonymous said...

I've tried out your blueberry loaf and they were good. Great idea to make a savoury version. Thanks for sharing Gert.


Pete said...

Good and healthy recipe. A way to get my kids to eat spinach...thks!

tigerfish said...

I love that savory filling and very creative too to make spinach loaf. Half of the loaf can be lunch!

ReeseKitchen said...

Wa I like this. Btw do you know where I can get the Pillsbury bread sticks dough here? Thanks Gert..:)

Justiffa said...

Hi :D

i always hop over to ur blog when i need to be inspired.. or when i want to drooool (like i'm doing now lol).

Just love ur cooking.. really hope u dont mind the links n thx ya.


Honey Bee Sweets said...

Hmmm...can imagine the flaky crust and yummy spinach filling. ;) I remember I used to make similar loaf but with salmon, spinach and hard boil egg! Think I should blog that next time,...thanks for the bringing back the memories!

Jo said...

This looks aboslutely gorgeous and yummy. I would certainly want to try this recipe out soon.

ann low said...

Mmm...very oiishi nei! I would like to make this with puff pastry ;))

Little Corner of Mine said...

Looks great! I hardly made western food at all.

ICook4Fun said...

Mary, thank you.

Juliana, yes this is great for brunch and you can even add some scramble eggs to it.

Sue, glad that you like the blueberry loaf. Hope your family like this savory version too :)

Pete, yes I am sure kids will like this too.

Tigerfish, I too prefer the savory version.

Reese, I am not sure if you can get Pillsbury ready bread sticks in Malaysia but you can always use puff pastry or even make your own bread dough.

Justiffa, thanks for stopping by and your support.

Bee, yes this bread dough is really good. You should try it the next time.

Jo, hope you like this.

Anncoo, yea you can always use puff pastry for this.

LCOM, yes I notice that too. I don't have a choice but to cook some western food for my husband. He can't be eating my Asian food all the time :)