GSABO - S2- Ep5 - Recipes

Farmhouse Spinach and Double Cheese Plait


The Great South African Bake Off

BBC Lifestyle



  • 300g Spinach
  • 15g Butter
  • 350g Baby Leeks (chopped)
  • 10ml Thyme chopped
  • 300g Self-Raising Flour
  • 80g Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 5ml Pepper
  • 125ml Fresh Basil
  • 150g Feta Cheese
  • 250ml Milk
  • 1ea. Egg
  • 5ml Baking powder
  • 2ml Salt
  • 1ea. Egg Wash
  • 125g Sesame Seeds

Preparation method


  • Preheat oven to 200°C
  • Blanch spinach for 1 min, drain and rinse under cold water
  • Squeeze the excess water from spinach and chop finely
  • Gently braise the leeks and thyme in butter until soft
  • Add spinach and cook for 5 min until dry and cool
  • Sift flour and baking powder
  • Add parmesan, pepper, basil and ¾ of feta and spinach mixture
  • Whisk egg and fill with milk to make 250 ml of liquid
  • Add milk to flour mixture
  • Bring the dough together
  • Divide into two and plait together
  • Sprinkle with the remaining feta and the sesame seeds
  • Bake for 40 min