“Knot” the Sailor Bread We Wanted


I don’t know about you, but I definitely prefer cookbooks with photos. Not just a few images here and there or the “best of” relegated to one section in the middle of the book. Nope, I like at least one photo per recipe.

With cooking blogs that’s not a problem. One of the many perks of the Internet is that not only do you have access to all sorts of free recipes, but you can typically count on one or more images per recipe—and often several!

As you may have noticed, I like to share one or two photos per post. Today, however, I’m trying something different. I’m posting a picture but no recipe. How’s that for a change?

Not good, eh? I agree. Thus the “Argh!”

The “Savvy Hubby” spent a good deal of time trying to get photos of this spinach bread just right, and he succeeded. Unfortunately, we’ve both failed in our attempts to get a loaf of this to rise perfectly in our bread machine. Matt has come close on a few occasions, but I’ve had to scrape the remains of my efforts off of the dome of our Breadman twice now, and I’m not about to share the recipe until I can consistently prevent that from happening!

The bread in this photo came from one of Matt’s first tries: a close-to-perfect loaf that missed the mark by falling a little at some point near the end of the bake cycle. Unlike some of our other test runs, thankfully, this recipe has consistently been palatable, yielding a light, airy loaf well worth finishing. Sadly, you’ll just have to trust me on that for now.

Eventually I hope to pass along a spinach bread recipe that children—and adults—will eagerly devour. Until then, I’ll leave you with just one photo and a link to two previous recipes: Cheddar Spinach Rolls and Blue Cheese Sourdough Spinach Bread.

And, appropriately, lyrics from a classic cartoon character…

I’m Popeye the Sailor Man,
I’m Popeye the Sailor Man!
I’m strong to the finish,
’Cause I eats me spinach;
I’m Popeye the Sailor Man!

© Liesl K. Bohan  |  SavvyBaker.com

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