Friday, 9 January 2015

Spinach Bread/ Green Bread with Whole Wheat Flour

Spinach Bread/ Green Bread with Whole Wheat Flour 

 To do colored bread was in my wish list for a long time. However, I am wanting to get the color using natural ingredients. So I was wanting to experiment with Spinach, Beet and Carrot to get natural colors. The first one I tried was Spinach Bread and it was a super duper success. I used Whole Wheat flour, you can use APF too for making this.


Whole Wheat Flour - 3 Cups
Spinach/Palak Puree - 1 Cup (For the recipe click here or you can use Blanched Spinach Too)
Olive Oil or Butter - 1 Tablespoon
Sugar - 1 Teaspoon
Salt - 1 Teaspoon
Garlic - 3 (Peeled and finely Chopped, Optional)
Dry Instant yeast - 1 Teaspoon
Warm Water - 3/4 Cup - 1 Cup


  • In a bowl, place 1/2 Cup of warm water (Not too warm and not too cold too), add sugar to this and add the Yeast and mix it.
  • Cover the bowl with a lid and leave it aside for 5 minutes for the yeast to activate.
  • Once it is activated, add the finely chopped Garlic and Salt and the Spinach Puree and mix
  • To this add the Whole Wheat flour and start kneading.
  • Add warm water little by little as required, depending on the moisture content in your spinach puree and the quality of flour the water amount may vary.
  • Knead till you get a soft and slightly sticky dough.
  • Place this dough in a bowl and grease the dough with Olive Oil.
  • Cover with a wet kitchen towel and allow it to double, it may take upto 60-90 minutes.
  • Once the dough as doubled, bring it to your kitchen counter.
  • Dust the kitchen counter with Flour and place the doubled dough.
  • Punch it down and knead it for 5 minutes.
  • Shape it into loaf and place it in a greased loaf tin.
  • Cover it with a wet Kitchen towel and allow it to raise for 30 -45 minutes.
  • Using a sharp knife , make some incisions on the top (This step is optional)
  • Pre heat the oven at 180 C for 10 minutes.
  • Bake the Bread at 180c for 45 minutes or till it is done.
  • Cool completely before slicing this. 


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