Ok, so here is a family recipe that is so fantastic it should not even be allowed during Lent. So very simple yet so very delish’.
1 bunch Swiss Chard or beet leaves separated from stems and sliced roughly into 1 inch strips
1 Pint/1quart (depending on batch size) heavy cream
softened butter to coat pan
1 loaf worth of bread dough, the simpler the better. ( i have used the frozen dough that comes with three loaves with great success, but it has ‘extra’ ingredients to I prefer to not have )
Break the dough apart and roll into thumb sized pieces. Wrap a strip of the chard or beet leaves around the middle of each of the dough ‘fingers’ and place in buttered glass dish. I usually use a 9×9 square glass baking dish. When the dish is full pour enough heavy cream over all to cover then let rise for 45 min to an hour. Bake at 350 until bread is done (about 40 min) just keep an eye on it. The cream gets absorbed by the bread and makes everything taste buttery. Serve with a salad and dinner is done. Plus, it is a very tasty way to get kids to eat more and varied veggies.
I made this for my husband (though then still ‘just a friend’) and I swear this dish is part of what ‘sealed the deal’. Enjoy! ❤