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Italian Spinach-Cheese Twists

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Category: Breads

 Ingredients List

  • 3 tb Olive oil
  • 1 lg Garlic clove, minced
  • 2 pk Dry yeast
  • 1 tb Sugar
  • 2 c Warm water, 105 to 115
  • -degrees
  • 5 1/4 c Bread flour, divided
  • 1 1/2 ts Salt
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 10 oz Frozen chopped spinach, (1
  • -package) thawed, drained
  • -and squeezed dry
  • 1/2 c Grated fresh Parmesan cheese
  • 1 ts Dried Italian seasoning
  • 1 Egg white
  • 1 tb Water


Combine olive oil and minced garlic in a small bowl. Microwave at HIGH 1
minute; set aside, and let cool.

Dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water, and let stand 5 minutes.

Combine 3 cups flour and salt in a large bowl. Add the garlic mixture and
yeast mixture; stir until well-blended. Add 2 cups flour, stirring until a
soft dough forms.

Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead until smooth and
elastic (about 8 minutes); add enough remaining flour, 1 tablespoon at a
time, to prevent the dough from sticking to hands.

Place the dough in a large bowl coated with cooking spray, turning to coat
top. Cover and let rise in a warm place (85 degrees), free from drafts, 45
minutes or until doubled in bulk.

Punch the dough down; turn out onto a lightly floured surface, and let rest
for 5 minutes. Divide the dough in half, and roll each portion into a 15 x
10-inch rectangle. Combine chopped spinach, Parmesan cheese, and Italian
seasoning, and stir well.

Arrange the spinach mixture evenly over each rectangle, leaving a 1/2-inch
margin around edges. Roll up each rectangle, starting with a long edge,
pressing to eliminate air pockets; pinch ends to seal. Place rolls, seam
side up, on opposite ends of a large baking sheet coated with cooking

Working with one roll at a time, fold roll in half, placing 1 half directly
on top of other half; pinch ends to seal. Using kitchen shears, cut through
folded end of roll, cutting through roll to within 1 inch of opposite end.
Twist the cut halves of dough outward so filling faces up. Repeat the
procedure with remaining roll. Cover and let rise 1 hour or until doubled
in bulk.

Combine the egg white and 1 tablespoon water, and stir well. Uncover the
dough, and brush egg white mixture over loaves. Bake at 350 degrees for 20
minutes or until loaves sound hollow when tapped. Remove from pan, and let
cool on wire racks. Yield: 2 loaves, 20 servings per loaf.

Per serving: 84 Calories; 2g Fat (18% calories from fat); 3g Protein; 14g
Carbohydrate; 1mg Cholesterol; 106mg Sodium

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