In the beginning I would get scared with the idea of working with yeast and thinking of baking a bread would scare me . I still remember my first home baked bread and how hard like it came out . My elder brother would make fun of my bread and said we should start selling bricks as he said those breads were as hard as bricks . But I got over with the fear of bread making and realized that if you have get the basic of proofing the yeast then you can bake a perfect bread a home .
For the Bread we will be needing :
1 box (10 oz) chopped frozen spinach, thawed and drained
1/2 cup fresh Dill ( chopped along with tender stems )
1 cups lukewarm water ( more if needed )
2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/2 cup crumbled Havati cheese OR Goat cheese
1 cup cheese of your choice
2 1/4 teaspoons sugar
3 1/4 cups all purpose flour ( I used whole wheat bread flour )
Mix the yeast, salt, spinach, dill & cheese and sugar with the water in a large bowl or a stand mixer. Mix in the flour either using a spoon if by hand or the stand mixer with dough attachment. Cover and allow to rest at room temperature until the dough rises and collapses, approximately 2 hours.
At this point you can either use the dough, or store in the fridge for later use (up to 7 days).
When ready to use, divide the dough in half and transfer to a liberally floured surface. Shape each half of dough into a ball by tucking each side under itself. Allow to rest and rise on the floured surface for 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees with a baking stone placed on the middle rack. Place an empty boiler tray on any other shelf that won’t interfere with the rising bread.
Sprinkle the loaf liberally with flour and slash a cross or tic-tac-toe pattern into the top, using a serrated bread knife. Leave the flour in place for baking; tap some of it off before eating.
Slide the loaf directly onto the hot stone. Pour 1 cup of hot tap water into the broiler tray, and quickly close the oven door. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until deeply browned and firm. Smaller or larger loaves will require adjustments in baking time.