spinach goat cheese braid

Spinach Goat Cheese Braids

Yeast risen spinach and goat cheese braids, these lovely braids make a great snack or a side dish for your lunch next to your salad. The goat cheese and the spinach melt to gether and make a great combination for this braided bread. Enjoy it warm, they can be kept in the fridge for 3 days or in the freezer for 3 months.

spinach goat cheese braid
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Spinach Goat Cheese Braides

Braided yeast bread filled with spinach and goat cheese.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 170kcal

Ingredients

Dough

  • 3 1/2 cups bread flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1 cup water

Filling

  • 10 0z frozen spinach
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 large egg

Glaze

  • 1 tbsp milk or water
  • 1 egg

Instructions

  • To make the dough: Combine all the of the dough ingredients, and mix and kneed them together by hand or by a mixer until soft and smooth dough.
    Allow the dough to rise covered in a warm place for about 45 to 1 hour or until doubled in size.
  • To make  the filling: While the dough is rising, prepare the filling by mixing all the ingredients together until smooth. Chill until ready to use.
  • To assemble: Transfer the dough in a work surface and divide into four pieces. Roll each piece into a rectangle of 11" x 7".  Spread one fourth of the filling lengthwise down the center third of each rectangle. Cut 1 inch from each side of the filling out to the edges. Fold one inch strip at a time across the filling alternating from side to side.
  • Transfer on a lined baking sheet. Let it rise for 45 to 1 hour, until puffed up.
  • Preheat the oven to 370F.
  • Whisk together the egg and the water/milk and brush over the braided bread. Bake the braids for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown. Remove and let cool on a rack.

Notes

The braids can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days or in the freezer for 3 months.

 

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