Thursday, September 23, 2010

Spinach Twist

I think this looks heavenly. And maybe it really doesn't. Maybe it just looks like a big blog of dough with spinach spewing out of it. But I think it looks delicious.

Compliments of Sister's Cafe

Spinach Twist (this link has a more detailed and even step by step photo, yum)
submitted by Erin ~
printable recipe
8 Rhodes Texas rolls, thawed and risen (or 12 regular dinner rolls)
1 8-oz pkg cream cheese
3 c chopped fresh spinach
1/2 tsp basil
1/2 tsp rosemary
1 egg
1/4 c parmesan cheese
2 c chopped ham
1 c sliced fresh mushrooms
1/2 c chopped onion
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tbsp butter
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1 egg, beaten
parmesan cheese, if desired

Press rolls together and roll out to a 10x13 inch rectangle. Mix cream cheese, spinach, basil, rosemary, egg, parmesan cheese and ham in bowl. Spread mixture over dough. Saute mushrooms, onion, garlic, butter, salt and pepper. Spread over cream cheese mixture. Starting with the longest side, roll dough up tightly and place seam side down. Tuck ends under. With a long, serrated knife, cut roll lengthwise in half. Carefully, roll each half so the cut side is facing out. Twist halves together 3 times and then pinch ends together and tuck under. This will form a long twist. Place on baking sheet sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Brush with egg and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
Cover with sprayed plastic wrap and let rise until double. Remove wrap and bake at 350 degrees 45 minutes. Do not underbake. Cove with foil the last 15 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes before slicing.


  1. from Lorena: I agree, it does look delicious. You'll have to let me know the verdict if it tastes as good as it looks and how time consuming or easy it was to make.

  2. So, I FINALLY made this last night, and it was delicious. John said it was good enough to repeat making in the future. So, I'll take that as a good sign. I wouldn't go as far as saying it's the most delicious thing I've ever had, but it was good, and really didn't take THAT long to make. It does take a little bit of time, rolls rising, mixing ingredients together, and then assembling it all, that was the trickiest part. After all of that, it then has to cook for 45 minutes + (the middle came out a little doughy after only 45 minutes in the oven). I also would have added a little more ham than it called for, or added bacon to it, I bet that would make it heavenly.