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Spinach Spiced Sourdough Discard Bread

Spinach Spiced Sourdough Discard Bread is deliciously spiced sourdough bread with the goodness of iron-rich spinach and a spicy kick from chili flakes.
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Course: Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bread, Eggless Bakes, Sourdough, Spinach, Vegan
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Resting Time: 16 hours
Servings: 1 Loaf
Author: Renu Agrawal-Dongre


  • Oven
  • loaf tin (8 * 4* 3 inches)


Leavain Build

  • 150 gram Whole Wheat Flour
  • 150 gram Tap water (Best if you rest it a day before or use filtered)
  • 150 gram sourdough starter (fed, unfed or discard)
  • 1 tsp 7g sugar

Bread Dough

  • 200 gram Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 tablespoon oil (I used olive oil)
  • Salt to taste
  • 90 grams of finely chopped Spinach (You can use a food processor to get it finely chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon of Red Chilli flakes (Can go upto 2 tablespoon, if you like it hot)


Leavain Build

  • You would need to start the process the previous day you intend to bake this bread.
  • In a wide bowl add all the ingredients of leavain build.
  • Just mix everything until it forms a smooth dough.
  • Clean down the sides of the bowl, cover lightly and keep it at room temperature overnight or around (12-24 hours).
  • The time will vary according to the climate.

Bread Dough

  • The next day after 14 hours or so you will see that the dough has fermented well. If you are having a cold climate, it may take a little longer.
  • In the same bowl, add the flour, salt, and oil. (Ingredients quantity as mentioned in Bread Dough Ingredient list)
  • Give everything a quick mix.
  • Now add the spinach and red chilli flakes.
  • Mix and knead the dough until the dough starts taking shape. (Around 4-5 minutes)
  • Transfer the dough to a greased bowl.
  • Cover and keep it in a warm place for 1-2 hours or until double.
  • Grease a loaf tin (8 * 4* 3 inches)
  • Punch the dough and knead it slightly for a minute or two.
  • Shape it in the form of a loaf and place it in the loaf tin, with the seam side down.
  • Cover and leave it to rise for an hour or two or until double.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 190 Deg C / 375 Deg F for 30-35 minutes.
  • Remove and let it cool in the loaf tin for 10 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes , place it on a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Slice and enjoy.



  • 1 Cup = 235 ml, 1 tbsp= 15 ml, 1 tsp = 5 ml
  • Only All-Purpose or Plain flour/Maida can be used too
  • Oven temperatures vary, if you oven is too hot, reduce the temperature by 5-10 Deg C.
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