Apr 24, 2015

Spinach Swirl Bread

I wanted to make a colored bread with natural colors from vegetables. Like a beautiful pink from Beetroot and green color from spinach. But some how I for got to buy beet root and I don't have time for market.So I skipped that idea and made plain dough and spinach dough. I got a very light green color because I added 1 tab sp of spinach paste but I gave 2 tab sp spinach paste in ingredients so you can get a nice dark color. I made the dough egg less if you like can add one egg to the dough.. 
 photo 012sb.jpg INGREDIENTS:---
Wheat flour – 2 cups
Yeast – 1 teasp
Sugar – 1 tea sp
Cumin seeds – 1 teasp (lightly roasted and crushed)
Spinach paste – 2 tab sp
Garlic – 1 tab sp crushed
Salt – 1/4 tea sp
 Gluten powder  ---  1 tea sp
Milk powder – 1 tab sp (optional)
Butter – 1 tab sp softened 

METHOD:---
1. In 1/2 cup warm water add yeast and 1 tea sp sugar and mix well and leave in a warm place for 10 min. to rise and become creamy and bubbly.
2. Now in a big bowl add butter, flour and salt and rub well then add gluten powder, milk powder, spinach paste, crushed garlic, crushed cumin seeds and yeast mixture and make soft dough.
3. Then place this dough on a floured surface and knead for 10 min. or till dough become smooth and elastic.
4. And place the dough again in a big bowl grease little butter on top and cover and leave in a warm place for 1 - 2 hours or till it become double in size.

FOR THE PLAIN DOUGH:--
Wheat flour – 2 cups
Warm water  ---  1/2 cup
Yeast – 1 teasp
Sugar – 1 tea sp
Gluten powder  ---  1 tea sp

 Warm milk  ----  1/2 cup
Salt – 1/4 tea sp
Milk powder – 1 tab sp (optional)
Butter – 1 tab sp softened

To knead the dough:--
1. In 1/2 cup warm water add yeast and 1 tea sp sugar and mix well and leave in a warm place for 10 min. to rise and become creamy and bubbly.
2. Now in a big bowl add butter, flour and salt and rub well then add gluten powder, milk powder and yeast mixture and make soft dough with 1/2 cup warm milk.
3. Then place this dough on a floured surface and knead for 10 min. or till dough become smooth and elastic.
4. And place the dough again in a big bowl grease little butter on top and cover and leave in a warm place for 1 - 2 hours or till it become double in size.

 photo ssb.jpg NOW LET'S CHECK HOW TO MAKE SWIRL BREAD:---
5. After the first raise punch down both dough s and knead for 2 min on a floured surface.
6. Now take the spinach dough on a floured surface and roll in to a thick circle.
7. Then take the plain dough on a floured surface and make same sized thick circle like spinach dough.
8. Now place the both circles on top of the other and roll like a swirl (like a Swiss roll) and close the both ends with little milk.
9. Place this roll in a greased loaf pan in a warm place till it became double in size.
10. In the same time pre heat the oven at 175 degree C. or 10 min.
11. After the second raise brush the roll with milk on top and bake it on a pre heated oven for 40 minutes or till it turn golden color on top then remove from oven and leave it a side and let it cool before serving.
12. Slice the Spinach swirl bread after it cool down and enjoy as a breakfast with peanut butter or jam or cheese.
If you want you can use All purpose flour in the place of wheat flour.




12 comments:

Chef Mireille said...

what a pretty slice of bread. Great idea!

Priya Suresh said...

Wow, bread came out extremely gorgeous Padma, look at that green swirls wowwing here..

sneha datar said...

Beautiful and soft bread.

Srividhya said...

Love that light green spinach swirls.. great

Suma Gandlur said...

That's a pretty swirl bread.

vaishali sabnani said...

Oh wow that's a pretty green, the swirl looks so nice, loving this bread. Beet would have looked pretty too, but I like this green :)

Saraswathi Tharagaram said...

Amazing bread with beautiful swirl!! Looks sooo pretty!!

Srivalli said...

Awesome looking bread Padma..very nicely displayed..

Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

oh these are so beautiful... great idea!!

Pavani N said...

What a beautiful swirl bread you got there Padma. Love the idea of adding natural colors to breads -- makes even boring everyday bread look awesome.

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

What an awesome swirl in the bread! Love the idea of using spinach :)

The Pumpkin Farm said...

beautifully done...