Yet another way to entice children—and adults—to eat their spinach… with some whole grains to boot!
Cheddar Spinach Rolls
Makes 12 rolls
1 cup tightly packed fresh spinach leaves, rinsed
1 cup water
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups bread flour
2/3 cup whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons rapid or quick yeast
4 oz. cheddar cheese, cut into 12 cubes
- Cover a large baking pan with a Silpat mat or a light coat of cooking spray.
- Puree spinach and water in a blender or food processor.
- Put spinach purée and all other ingredients except cheese in a 2-pound capacity bread machine in the manufacturer’s recommended order. (These are listed in the order best suited to our machine.)
- Run the dough cycle and then remove dough to the Silpat mat or a lightly floured surface.
- With lightly oiled hands, divide the dough into 12 equal pieces. (Kitchen scissors work well for this.)
- Working one at a time, stuff a cube of cheese into each piece of dough; seal it in; form dough into a ball; and place onto the prepared pan.
- Cover and let rise in a warm, draft-free location for 30-45 minutes. Preheat oven to 350° F while the dough is rising.
- Bake for 15 minutes.
- Remove pan to wire rack to cool.
Note: If eaten fresh from the oven, the cheese is dangerously hot. Allow rolls to cool for at least 5 to 10 minutes before serving.
Store in a tightly sealed container at room temperature for 2-3 days.
P.S. Thanks for the great yellow plate, Cassie!
© Liesl K. Bohan | SavvyBaker.com