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Spiced Spinach Bread

As regular readers of the blog would know, there aren't many things I rate more highly than bread (schnauzers, maybe?). I'm always looking for new ways to eat it, and this recipe makes a lovely, spicy bread that sure beats the experience of sitting on your bed, alone, eating dry toast (no judgement). Add extra spices if you desire, serve with dinner or eat on its own. It could easily be made gluten free, too, so what are you waiting for?


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1/2 - 1 tsp chili flakes
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 cups spinach
  • Sesame seeds, extra
  • Salt and pepper
  • Oil, for frying


  • Place flour, salt, sesame seeds, oil and water in a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook, and mix at a medium speed for approximately 5 minutes, or until mixture has come together
  • Place in a well oiled bowl, cover with a tea towel and leave to rest for 1/2 an hour
  • Meanwhile, in a frying pan, heat olive oil
  • Add chili, cumin, mustard and garlic, and cook until aromatic and starting to brown
  • Add onion and cook until soft and starting to brown
  • Add carrots and cook until soft
  • Add spinach and cook for a further minute, or until spinach is wilted. Remove mixture from heat and set aside
  • Divide dough into 4 pieces, spray lightly with olive oil and roll into circles
  • Place spinach mixture into the middle of each piece of dough
  • Fold dough over itself to enclose, top with sesame seeds and season
  • Using the same frying pan, heat oil and cook dough until brown on both sides
  • Enjoy hot or save for later!

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