A rainbow from the oven: Tomato & Spinach Spiral Loaf

It looks like a normal loaf of freshly-baked bread... until you cut it open to reveal the colorful explosion in the middle! It's almost like something from a fantasy — magical food for elves or fairies. But now you can bring this rainbow of flavor to your dinner table with this easy recipe. Prepare yourself for a tasty Tomato & Spinach Spiral Loaf...

You'll need:

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp dry yeast
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp spinach, boiled
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste

Here's how:

  1. To make the dough, put all of the ingredients except the spinach and the tomato paste in a bowl and knead it. Cover with a clean, dry dish towel and let the dough rise for one hour.
  2. Split the dough into three equal portions. One of them stays as it is while one is mixed with the tomato paste and the other with the boiled spinach.
  3. Now roll the dough portions out on a floured surface. Make sure to keep the dough at a size that will fit into a baking pan. Lay the rolled out portions on top of each other with the uncolored portion at the bottom. Now roll them together. Put the roll in a baking pan and bake for 20 minutes at 370°F.

There are really no limits to the color variations you can create. Why not try some puréed red beets for a deep red, or a sweet version with blueberries and raspberries? The Spiral Loaf is like something from a fantasy, so feel free to fantasize and come up with some nifty color combinations to amaze your friends and family!


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