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.


  • 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!


  • 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

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!
Karen Grete and Heidi

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Strawberry Spinach Salad with Pecans

Do you love fruit in your salad? We sure do!  Here is are a recipe for a delicious strawberry spinach salad with pecans. 

 Salad Ingredients 

  • 6 oz fresh spinach rinsed, dried and torn into bite-size pieces
  • 1/2 lb strawberries, cleaned and sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 tblsp minced onions
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheese 

 Dressing Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/8 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tblsp poppy seeds
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • dash paprika, salt, pepper
  • 2 tblsp chopped basil leaves, approx.


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the poppy seeds, sugar, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, paprika, mustard, basil leaves and chopped onion, salt and pepper.
  2. Cover and chill.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the spinach and strawberries.
  4. Pour dressing over salad and toss.
  5. Add the chopped pecans and shredded cheese.
  6. Refrigerate 10 to 15 minutes before serving.