Cabbage Bread

This is my new favorite bread recipe. Cabbage Bread! I found it in an old cookbook I have had for ages called: English Cookery New and Old. These are crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside. I bake a lot of bread and my family is just crazy over these.

Pour 1/2 pint of water (1 cup) in the bowl of your mixer. Add 1/2 ounce of rapid rise yeast (1 tablespoon). Add 1 teaspoon of salt and 1 teaspoon of sugar. Add 1 pound of bread flour (3-1/3 C.).

Mix and knead until you have a smooth dough.

Place it in a greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap and let it rise until doubled. I doubled the recipe so that is why I have two bowls.

You need 8 cabbage leaves. Use the large outside leaves. Cut the lower thick part of the cabbage rib off. Turn the leaf over and roll the dough against the raised veins for a better pattern!

Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces.

Wrap each piece of dough loosely (it needs room to rise) with a leaf of the cabbage. Place them with the cabbage edges facing down on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Let them rise until doubled and you will see parts of the dough bulging out of the leaves.

Bake in a 475 degree preheated oven for 40-45 minutes. The cabbage will turn dark brown or black and will fall off when you remove it from the oven.

The bread is imprinted with the ribs from the cabbage. They don't really have any cabbage flavor.

The liquid from the cabbage leaves steams the bread to make the interior moist.

The outside is crisp and crunchy.

Fabulous texture.

And cool looking on top of it all.


Wow! That's really something different!
well i have to say right here and now...that is just about the COOLEST thing i have ever seen !!!

love it !!!

and i FINALLY found a recipe to make rolls for those sausage sandwiches...somebody is going to be VERY HAPPY !!!!!!
Anonymous said…
What a shame I didn´t see this before I started baking bread myself! I like the print the cabbage leaf gives the bread.

Today I bake my normal rye bread with rosemary but I have cottage cheese and some normal, strong flavored grated cheese in as well. I hope it turns out well :-)

Have a great day!
Cathy said…
I love this! Never heard of it before, but wouldn't it be great for a garden party with herb butter?! You always have the neatest recipes!
Leanne said…
Wonderful - I often feel we waste such a lot of the outer leaves on a cabbage. The garden has cabbages galore - so I am gonna try this!

Love Leanne
Anonymous said…
That looks amazing. Wonderful, also decorative bread.
Have a magical day.
SharleneT said…
You have finally done it. Combined two of my absolutely favorite foods -- cabbage and bread. These are going to be a regular around here and I'll let you see what happens with the solar end of it. Bet it would work with large chard leaves, too! Oh, I love this. I love this!
TheBlakkDuchess said…
Ooooo... I can't wait to make some of these! The French bread recipe you posted a while back is still the all time favorite bread I've made... Britt & my friends who've tried it beg me to make it... XD

Happy baking! =D
What a great looking recipe! I'll have to give this a try.
luckybunny said…
I so have to try this, one of the neatest things I've ever seen! I bet it tastes great too.
Texan said…
They look and sound wonderful!
What a clever way to make bread. Looks intriguing. Fresh baked bread is delicious and this recipe has a twist. Sounds yummy. Thanks for sharing.
floweringmama said…
Hmmm, I wonder how those babies ship! :-)
trump said…
Wow I've never heard of cabbage bread before. I really love cabbage and i love bread,lol. So it sounds like a natural to me. Good job in letting me know something that i didn't know existed. Richard
Wizardess said…
Hey, it's vegan, too! Excellent. I will put it on the menu for the Autumnal Equinox. :)
Rosemary said…
You had me at the title, my mind thinking similar to zucchini bread what a surprise to see the bread wrapped in the leaves baked and then the lovely pattern on the bread. I so will be trying this would be lovely at Thanksgiving.
luckybunny said…
I just made it! It's awesome!
IanH said…
Cabbage bread is a new one for me! I am going to give it a try. Thanks.