Sunflower Spinach Pie – A Pretty Twisted Bread Recipe – Solsikke formet brød med spinat – Inspired by Disney Frozen Fever

Have you tried twisting bread before?  This is a delicious Sunflower Spinach Pie recipe that will have your family and friends begging for more! Plus this Sunflower bread is sooo pretty with the twisted bread!  Perfect to serve to your family and friends while watching the movie Frozen Fever.

Dough

  • 3 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp yeast
  • 3/4 cup milk,
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
Click on our YouTube video to see how to make this delicious bread!

 Filling

  • 12 oz. of boiled spinach
  • 12 oz. ricotta cheese
  • 4 oz grated parmesan or mozarella cheese
  • 1 egg
  • salt, pepper
  • optional: nutmeg
  • breadcrumbs
  • sesame seeds

Instructions
Place all dough ingredients in a bowl and use and electric mix,, finish by hand.Knead until the dough is smooth. Cover it and leave it for approx. 1 hour while you prepare the rest of the ingredients

Create the filling, mix the spinach with the ricotta and shredded cheese. Add the egg, salt, pepper (nutmeg), and set it aside.

Divide the dough into two equal parts and roll each dough ball to create two circles.

Sprinkle the breadcrumbs on the first circle and distribute the spinach filling. Place one large dollop in the center of the circle (cover it with a small bowl), and sprad the remaining spinach in a ring around the edge of the dough. finally place the last circle of dough on top of everything. Springle the sesame seeds on top of the center.

Divide the dough around the bowl into approx. 16 slices and twist each slice. Seal the edges using a fork to press.

Twist each slice and continue until all slices are twisted.

Seal the edges using a fork to press. Brush the bread with eggwash. Let it rise for approx. 1/2 hour and bake in the oven at 350F for approx. 1/2 hour.

This is a great to tear and share at your next party

Tastes great as is or with your favorite dipping sauce.

What is your favorite bread filling or spread? Let me know in the comments!
xoxo,
Karen Grete and Heidi

*how to make Danish Christmas rice pudding with cherry sauce dessert recipe (Risalamande med kirsebærsauce)


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Strawberry Rhubarb Almond Crisp Dessert Recipe

 

Strawberry rhubarb almond crisp is wonderful summer dessert.  This takes little to no effort to put together which is great for last minute dinner parties. If you have friends coming over last minute, this is the dessert to make. 

The great thing about this recipe is that you can use fresh or frozen rhubarb. It is only takes a handful of ingredients so lets get started. 



Ingredients


Topping 
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats (not instant)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar 
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour 
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt 
  • 1 cup almond paste 
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) softened butter 
Filling 
  • 4 cups of fresh or frozen, sliced 
  • 4 cups of fresh or frozen rhubarb, 1/4″ diced
  • 1 cup sugar 
  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour 
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt 
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest 
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
Kitchen Utensils

  • measuring cup
  • measuring spoon
  • large mixing bowl
  • wooden spoon 
  • 9″ x 13″ baking dish or similar size, slightly greased
  • grater 
  • pastry blender or food processor

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Set rack in the center of the oven.

For Topping: 

  1. Using a grater, grate almond paste into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add oats, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and salt into the large bowl. Mix well with a wooden spoon. 
  3. Add soften sliced butter into the bowl.
  4. Mix with fingers or a pastry blender or a food processor until the texture of small crumbs. Set aside.

For Filling: 

 

  1. Clean both the strawberries and rhubarb.
  2. Dice both strawberries and rhubarb and remove the ends.  It does not have to be perfectly sliced since we will be baking it shortly.  (You could substitute the strawberries with apple instead which is soooo good.) 
  3. In a large bowl combine strawberries, rhubarb, sugar, flour, salt, ginger and lemon zest. Mix well. The sugar will help sweeten the rhubarb juices. The flour will help thicken the juices

    Assembling the ingredients

    1. Pour and spread the strawberry rhubarb mixture into baking dish. 
    2. Spread crisp topping over entire surface.
    3. Bake until fruit is bubbly and the top is a beautiful golden brown, approximately 30 to 40 minutes. That is it and so easy to make. 
    4. Loosely cover top with foil if browning too quickly. 

    Delicious served warm or cold.  But let it cool for at least 10 minutes if you want to eat it shortly after baking.  Otherwise, if you try to eat it earlier, you might burn your mouth. 

    When ready, if you scoop out from the pan, you can see the lovely thick juices.  You might still seem some steam.

    Perfect to be served with either whipped cream, yogurt or ice cream.  If you take a bite, it is a perfect combination of the strawberries and rhubarb and sugar with the sweet and tartness. plus the crunchy almond topping. 

    Did you know that a crisp has oatmeal to the topping and a crumble does not have oatmeal to the topping. 

    Finnish Blueberry Yogurt Pie – Mustikkapiiras – Super Easy To Make!

    This is a really easy blueberry pie to make.  Plus, it is a refreshing pie to have during the summer season.  If you plan to have a barbeque or a summer party, you could make this pie the night before.  The pie is great cold but you can serve it warm as well.

    We were interested in making this delicious Finnish blueberry pie because it has a couple of our favorite ingredients which are blueberries and yogurt.  Almost every weekend, my children and I always have yogurt and we add some type of berry such as blueberries.  So I had to make this recipe when I saw the ingredients. 

    So let’s get started.  First we need to make the pie shell then the filling. Finally we will assemble and bake. Be sure to look at our YouTube video to see how to make the pie too.

    Pie Shell

    • 3/4 cup butter
    • 3/4 cup sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 cup unbleached white flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon. baking powder
      
    See our YouTube video 
    to see how Karen Grete prepares the blueberry pie.

    Kitchen Utensils

    • electric mixer
    • bowl
    • 9 or 10-inch pie pan
    • wooden spoon
    • measuring cup

    1) Preheat the oven to 350F. 
    2) Butter and flour a 9 or 10-inch pie pan. 
    3) Beat 3/4 cup sugar and soften butter until the mixture is smooth and creamy with an electric mixer.  Add the egg and blend well. 
    4) Mix into the wet ingredients the baking powder. You might want to switch from the electric mixer to a wooden spoon or use your hands to mix the dough. Stir in flour, 1/2 cup at a time and to form a soft dough. The dough will be sticky, like sugar cookie dough.
    5) Butter pie pan. Dust the pie pan generously with flour. 
    6) With flour-dusted fingers pat the sticky dough into the bottom of the prepared baking dish.  Push the dough up to cover the sides of the pan and create a raised edge of dough around the dish.
    7) Put the pie pan in the refrigerator to cool down while making the blueberry filling.

    FILLING

    • 2 eggs
    • 3 tablespoons of sugar
    • 1 cup of plain yogurt (vanilla yogurt optional)
    • 1 freshly squeezed lemon
    • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    • 2 cups of blueberries, fresh or frozen

    Kitchen Utensils

    • whisk
    • bowl
    • measuring cup
    • spoon

    1) Mix the eggs, sugar, yogurt, lemon juice and vanilla extract with a wooden spoon in a large bowl until smoothen

    Assembly 

    1) Remove cold pie pan from the refrigerator
    2) Place the 2 cups of blueberries into the cold pie shell.  
    3) Gently pour in the filling so the berries are coated and evenly distributed. If need be gently tip the baking dish to spread the filling around  to fill in the gaps. 

    4) Bake in the preheated 350 degrees F oven.  Bake the pie for 50 to 60 minutes, until the crust is browned and the custard has set. 
    5) Chill well.

     
    The blueberry pie can be served warm or cold.  Also the pie can be served plain or with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.  A nice cup of coffee goes well with this too.

    The pie will hold well in the refrigerator for a couple of days. 
    Also the recipe is versatile to add other types of berries such as raspberries or too. Enjoy!