“Sweet dreams are made of cheese. Who am I to dis a brie ….” ~Author unknown (but very, very clever)
- 1-½ cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon sea salt (or ¾ teaspoon table salt)
- ¼ teaspoon fresh ground pepper
- 6 ounces crumbled feta cheese
- 5 ounces fresh spinach, wilted (wilt spinach over low heat in a dry, non-stick skillet w/lid)
- ½ cup good olive oil
- ½ cup buttermilk (or 1 tablespoon lemon juice & enough milk to make ½ cup) – I didn’t have any milk or buttermilk, so I used lemon juice and heavy cream.
- 2 large eggs (I always use jumbo eggs)
- Enough butter to lightly grease your bread pan.
- Parchment paper.
Preheat your oven to 350ºF, and lightly butter your bread pan.
Fold a piece of parchment in half and set it down inside bread pan with overhang on the long sides of the pan to make it easy to lift out your loaf.
- Wilt your spinach, covered, over low heat – no butter/oil; dry, non-stick skillet).
- If using lemon juice & milk or lemon juice & cream, mix together and set aside.
- While spinach wilts, whisk together all dry ingredients in a large bowl.
- In a separate bowl or large measuring cup (I use my 4-cup glass measure), mix together buttermilk (or lemon/milk mixture), olive oil, and eggs.
- Add feta cheese to dry ingredients and stir to coat cheese.
- Add wilted spinach to dry ingredients and stir to coat.
- Add in liquid ingredients and stir to mix thoroughly, making sure to scrape the bottom of your bowl where flour likes to sit. 😉
- Spoon batter into bread pan and smooth top.
- Bake at 350ºF. for 55-60 minutes or until bread tests done. Mine took about 65 minutes.
- Remove from oven when done and set on a rack to cool for 10 minutes.
- Slide knife along the short sides of your loaf, and then gently lift the bread out of the loaf pan using the parchment paper. Allow to cool completely on a rack before cutting into it.
ENJOY! It’s delicious toasted or just as is. 😊
“And honey, and butter, and sheep, and cheese of kine, for David, and for the people that were with him, to eat: for they said, The people is hungry, and weary, and thirsty, in the wilderness.” 2 Samuel 17:29