This Spinach and Feta Pull Apart Bread recipe makes the lightest, fluffiest bread I have ever made, and that includes the bread that comes out of my bread maker. It’s extremely easy to make, and is one of those recipes that actually turns out just how it looks in the picture. The bread is stuffed with spinach and feta, but you can substitute it for anything you like, or even just make a plain pull apart bread. You can use either fresh baby spinach leaves or frozen spinach in this recipe, I use frozen spinach, just defrost it before using.
- 3 cups plain flour
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons yeast
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1/2 cup warm water
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 50g frozen spinach, defrosted, or baby spinach leaves
- 150g feta cheese
Add all of the ingredients aside from the spinach and cheese to a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer. Combine ingredients, then knead by hand or using a dough hook for around 10 minutes. Place the dough in the bowl and cover with cling wrap. Sit the bowl in a warm spot for around an hour or until dough doubles in size.
Line the base of a springform cake tin with baking paper.
Divide the dough into 12 equal portions, and roll each portion into a ball. Make an indent in each ball with your thumb, and fill with some spinach and cheese. Fold the dough over the hole to cover and place in the cake tin.
Once all the balls of dough have been filled, dot the remaining spinach and cheese in between the dough. Cover with cling wrap and sit in a warm spot for a further 30 minutes.
Bake the bread in the oven at 180c for 30 minutes.