A Meal In Itself – Vegetable Bread

Here is another meal that my cousin and I made during our cooking extravaganza weekend!  I used to make this all the time, but for some reason it fell off the roster of breads and winter meal recipes.  This goes great with a soup or salad or just by itself.  You can add whatever vegetables you have on hand and if you want you can also add some sausage, ground beef or chicken.

Vegetable Bread

Veg bread sliced close

Ingredients (makes 2 loaves)

1 Tbl yeast
2 cups warm water
2 Tbl sugar
1 Tbl sea salt
5 – 8 cups flour – we used a combo of spelt and some wheat
2 – 4 cups chopped vegetables (sauteed and drained)
3/4 pound of grated cheese (cheddar, parmesan, mozzarella)
Garlic minced

1. Dissolve the yeast in warm water, stir until you have a light brown water mixture.

Veg bread yeast

2. Add the sugar, salt and 2 cups of flour – mix for 2 minutes.

3. Continue to add flour and stir until you can begin to work the dough with your hands.

4. Knead the dough for 3 – 8 minutes, you can do this in the same bowl you mixed in.

Veg bread kneaded

5. Cover the dough in the bowl, place in a warm location and let rise, about 1 hour.

6. Cut you veggies and saute. When done cooking drain any liquid from the pan and set aside.

Don't you just LOVE the design on this squash!?

Don’t you just LOVE the design on this squash!?

Veg bread veggies

7. If using sausage or ground beef or chicken or a combo – cook that, drain and set aside.

8. Grate your cheese and set aside.

9.When the dough has risen for about an hour or is double in size, punch down dough and divide in half.

Veg bread dough risen

10. Lightly flour your work area and using a rolling pin roll the dough out into a rectangle.

Veg bread rolled

11. Place the filling (veggies, meat, cheese) in the dough, leaving a 1/2″ space all the way around.

Veg bread veggies onVeg bread meat onVeg bread cheese on

12. Roll up the dough and make sure to tuck the ends in and pinch closed.  For the top of the roll – I press the dough together using my fingers or a fork.

Veg bread rolled upVeg bread rolled and tucked

13. Grease a baking sheet and sprinkle some corn meal on top.

14. Transfer the rolled up bread from your work space onto the baking dish – slash the top of the bread with a razor or knife, place in a warm area and allow to rise again, 30 – 60 minutes.

Veg bread slashed

15. You can brush the top of the bread with an egg wash (egg slightly beaten with some water) and then sprinkle seeds on top.  We did not do this.

16. Preheat the oven to 375.

17. Bake for 35 – 45 minutes, take out and place on rack to cool slightly before cutting.

Veg bread out of ovenVeg bread sliced

This is another one that you can freeze for a future meal – delicious!!!  My mouth is watering just writing all this – knowing how good this bread is!!

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2 Responses to A Meal In Itself – Vegetable Bread

  1. Candace says:

    Wonderful post!! I remember this bread well. : )

  2. Jo says:

    This looks yummy….I have a similar recipe but with sausage!

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