Dandelion Leaf Swirl Bread

A cheesy, garlicky, dandelion bread! Warm deliciousness.

Prep Time:
40 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins
1 loaf



  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • ½ cup minced garlic

  • 1 pound dandelion leaves, chopped

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 8 ounces freshly grated mozzarella cheese

  • 5 ounces freshly grated Parmesan cheese

  • 3 cups lukewarm water

  • 4 tablespoons honey

  • 3 tablespoons active dry yeast

  • 5 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt


  • 3 cloves garlic, finely minced

  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted


  1. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add dandelion leaves and season with salt and pepper. Cover and cook until dandelion is wilted, stirring occasionally, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese until melted. Remove from heat and set aside.

  2. Combine water, honey, and yeast in a large bowl. Allow yeast to proof until a creamy foam forms on top. Add flour and salt. Knead mixture until a dough forms, adding flour as needed if dough seems too wet.

  3. Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface with a lightly floured rolling pin until it is about 1/4-inch thick. Spoon dandelion mixture on top. Roll dough starting from one side into a log shape; make slits on top using a sharp knife. Cover with a damp towel and set in a warm location to rise, about 20 minutes.

  4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  5. Combine garlic and melted butter in a small bowl and brush mixture on top of the loaf.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

411 Calories
15g Fat
53g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 411
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 7g 33%
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 656mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 15mg 77%
Calcium 374mg 29%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 328mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.