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Recipe for Spanakopsomo – Greek Style Spinach Bread

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This bread recipe packs a traditional Greek country bread style dough with plenty of flavor, thanks to the cumin, spinach, and feta cheese.

Spanakopsomo Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 recipe Greek country bread
  • 2 tablespoons Greek olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 pound fresh spinach, washed
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to tasted
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese
  • Olive oil, for brushing.

Instructions:

Prepare the Greek country bread according to the instructions. Punch down the dough after it rises and then prepare the rest of the recipe.

Add the olive oil to a deep skillet and set the heat to medium. Add the onion and saute until soft, about five minutes. Stir in the garlic and cumin and heat for about a minute until the flavors are release Add the spinach and saute over medium until wilted. Turn off the heat. Stir in the lemon juice, and add the salt and pepper. Let the mixture cool.

While you let the spinach mixture cool, knead the feta cheese into the dough for about 2 minutes. Roll or press the dough so it is flat. Place the spinach mixture in the center and then form the dough into rounded loaf shape around the spinach. If you don’t want to do that, you can actually knead the spinach mixture in with the feta cheese instead. Be sure to form it into a rounded loaf shape after you’re done kneading.

Brush a baking sheet with oil and then place the loaf on the sheet.  Let stand until the loaf doubles in size.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Brush the loaf with olive oil. Place the baking pan in the center of the oven and bake until golden brown. This should take 35-45 minutes.

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