Farmhouse spinach and double cheese plait

This tasty rustic-style loaf is a winning recipe for picnics, parties and barbecues.
farmhouse spinach and double cheese plait



1.Add spinach to pan of boiling water, boil 1 minute, drain, rinse under cold water; drain well. Squeeze excess moisture from spinach, chop finely.
2.Heat butter in pan, add leek and thyme, cook, stirring occasionally, until leek is soft. Add spinach, cook, stirring, about 5 minutes or until any liquid has evaporated; cool.
3.Sift flour into medium bowl, stir in parmesan, pepper, basil, three-quarters of the feta cheese, spinach mixture and enough milk to mix to a soft, sticky dough.
4.Turn dough onto floured surface, knead until smooth. Divide dough into 3 pieces, shape into 36cm sausages. Plait sausages together on greased oven tray, sprinkle with remaining feta cheese.
5.Preheat oven to 200°C (180°C fan-forced). Bake about 40 minutes.

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