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Moldovian Bread with Cheese and Spinach

Moldavian Bread with Cheese and Spinach
This easy bread with cheese and spinach is perfect as an afternoon snack and goes well with a cup of soup. In no time at all, you will have THIS bread loaded with the most delicious of goodness!

My sister-in-law got me a new cookbook for Christmas (see notes), so this is the first recipe that I tried. In the original recipe you suppose to fry the breads, which I did, but then I decided to try to bake them and I liked it better. You can also do all kind of filling for this bread… maybe I will try to do some kind mushroom filling next!

Happy New Year to all!

Moldovian Bread with Cheese and Spinach

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Serves: 2 breads Cooking Time: 45 min

Ingredients

  • 1 cup plain kefir (you can use plain yogurt 3/4 cup diluted with a little water 1/4 cup, but kefir is now available in most grocery stores)
  • 1/2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1⁄4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 spring onions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach (packed), roughly chopped
  • 1 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, grated
  • melted butter for brushing

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 350 F.

2

In a large bowl, combine the kefir, oil, vinegar, sugar, and salt. Stir in the flour and baking soda, and knead until a smooth, soft dough forms. Divide dough into 2 balls and cover with a kitchen towel.

3

For the filling, in a medium bowl, stir the spring onions, dill, spinach and cheese.

4

On a lightly floured work surface, work with one ball of dough at a time, roll the dough out into to about 1/8-inch thickness. Transfer to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

5

Spread half of the filling in the middle of the circle, leaving a 2-inch border. Fold the edge of the dough over the filling. Repeat with another ball of dough.

6

Brush the crust with the melted butter.

7

Bake the for 30 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown.

8

Remove from the oven and let stand for 5 minutes, then slide the bread onto a serving plate. Cut into wedges and serve hot, warm or at room temperature.

Notes

The original recipe comes from Olia Hercules, author of Mamushka: Recipes from Ukraine and Eastern Europe (https://www.amazon.com/Mamushka-Recipes-Ukraine-Eastern-Europe/dp/1616289619) This recipe was changed from the original.

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    homemadewithmess
    January 3, 2017 at 12:37 am

    This looks delicious!

    • Reply
      Olga
      January 3, 2017 at 7:19 pm

      thank you so much!

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