Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Lunchbox Bakes – Spinach + Feta Plait

Spinach and Feta Plait

We ripped apart and ate this bread with a little bit of butter – it was delish!  It’s easy to make as there is no yeast required or kneading involved.

100g chopped frozen spinach, thawed
2 cups self raising flour
3 teaspoons chopped thyme
1 cup grated parmesan
150g feta, crumbed
3/4 cup milk

Preheat the oven to 200°C and line a baking tray with baking paper.
Using your hands, squeeze out the excess liquid from the spinach.  Sift the flour into a bowl.  Stir in the spinach, thyme, parmesan and 120g of the feta.  Stir in enough milk (you may not need to use it all) to make a soft, sticky dough.
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface.  Divide it into three pieces.  Shape each piece into a 30cm long log.  Plait the logs together on the prepared tray, pinching the ends to seal.
Bake for 30 minutes.  Sprinkle the top with the remaining feta and bake for 10 more minutes or until golden and sounds hollow when tapped on the base.

Spinach and Feta Plait1

Doesn’t that look yum?  If you want to make something and take part in Lunchbox Bakes, take a read of the info on our Lunchbox Bakes page.  We would love to hear from you!



  1. This bread looks awesome! And no yeast? Even better =)

  2. I do not want to use parmesan. If I use more feta, will it be ok??

  3. No yeast? No prooving? Wow, this sounds so easy, too good to be true! I will be definatly trying this out as I don't have time lately to be full on making bread, but this would be perfect to take for lunches.
    Is it sliceable? As in to make into sandwhiches, or would it be better for soup?


    1. It's not really slice-able - you just pull it apart.

  4. Wow, this looks possible even for a baking retard like me. No yeast or kneading. Does this kind of make it similar to a scone?

    1. Kinda in between - it's not as dense as a scone.

  5. Yum! I just made this and it is delicious!