Monday, June 15, 2015

Spinach And Parmesan Rustic Bread (bread Machine)

Total Time: 43 mins Preparation Time: 15 mins Cook Time: 28 mins


  • Servings: 10
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 ounces fresh spinach leaves
  • 1/2 cup water, generous
  • 1 egg
  • 4 cups bread flour
  • 2/3 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fast-rising active dry yeast


  • 1 heat the olive oil in a frying pan; add the chopped onion and sauté until a light golden color. add the spinach, stir well to combine and cover tightly.
  • 2 remove from the heat and let stand for 5 minutes. then stir again and let the pan, uncovered, to cool.
  • 3 place the spinach mixture in the bread machine pan. add the water and egg.
  • 4 sprinkle the bread flour, ensuring that it completely covers the liquid mixture.
  • 5 now sprinkle the cheese inside.
  • 6 place the salt and sugar in separate corners of the bread pan.
  • 7 make a shallow indention in the center of the flour, add the yeast.
  • 8 set the bread machine to the dough setting. press start.
  • 9 lightly flour 2 baking sheets.
  • 10 when the dough cycle has finished, remove the dough from the machine and place on a lightly floured surface, gently punch the dough down, then carefully roll it out to a rectangle about 1 inch thick.
  • 11 roll up the dough from one long side to form a thick baton shape with a square end.
  • 12 place the baton on the prepared baking sheet, seam side up, cover it with lightly oiled plastic wrap; set aside to rest 15 minutes.
  • 13 turn the bread over and place on the second baking sheet. plump up the dough by tucking the ends and sides under.
  • 14 cover with the oiled wrap and let rest in a warm place for 30 minutes.
  • 15 preheat the oven to 425°f.
  • 16 using a sharp knife, slash the top of the bread with 5 diagonal slashes.
  • 17 bake for 28 minutes, or until it is golden.
  • 18 turn unto a wire rack to cool.

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