Posh Nosh: Green bread

Posh Nosh: Green bread

How, I wonder, do people who shun gluten manage?

I can understand celiacs doing so, since the consequences of eating gluten are very nasty.

But some have no medical reasons for cutting it out.

Imagine giving up bread or noodles. I just cannot do it.

The smell of buttered toast in the morning is one I never tire of.

My infatuation with gluten leads me to Java+ at the lobby of the Singapore Marriott Hotel.

I had so enjoyed its Spinach Cheese Bread my colleague Wong Ah Yoke gave me some months ago.

One morning, I woke up and told myself I needed to get some more.

The handsome loaf is green from the pureed vegetable and lightly flavoured with parmesan cheese. White sesame seeds on top add a little crunch.

All the elements are in perfect balance here.

The bread, lightly springy, does not taste too vegetal and the cheese is not overwhelming.

I like it toasted and spread with cream cheese. Sliced thick, it is good for grilled cheese sandwiches too.

One rainy morning, I spooned some scrambled eggs over a toasted slice and thought of what deliciousness some people are missing.

Spinach Cheese Bread, $7 a loaf from Java+, lobby level, Singapore Marriott Hotel, 320 Orchard Road, tel: 6831-4605, open: 7am to 10pm daily

This article was first published on January 4, 2015.
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