Fun Leprechaun Hat

Leprechaun Hat

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!

I wanted to go green today but wanted to try something a little different. Sometimes this is good and sometimes not so good. I decided to make flat bread but incorporate spinach into it. I’m always excited if I can up the dark green, leafy vegetable quotient!

The first test was a disaster as I tried steaming the spinach and then mixing through the dough. I knew as soon as I started it wouldn’t work (so the chickens get a treat!). The next batch I steamed the spinach then used my favourite kitchen toy – the bar mix. Perfect. The dough worked beautifully, cooked well and tastes good too.

Here is my fun food Leprechaun Hat made from spinach flat bread (which takes 5 mins to make and another 5 to cook).

Leprechaun Hat St.Patricks Day


– Spinach – I used a small bunch of flat leafed steamed and then made a paste

– Flat bread – I make with wholemeal flour and a little olive oil (for this batch I combined with the spinach paste)

– Avocado for the hat band

– Cooked egg yolk for the hat buckle

– I cut clover from baby spinach leaves (using my kitchen scissors)


1. I lightly fried the flat bread.

Leprechaun Hat - 1 bread (1 of 1)

2. Then cut the top of the hat from the bread.

Leprechaun Hat - 2 hat (1 of 1)

3. And then the brim.

Leprechaun Hat - 3 brim (1 of 1)

4. I used avocado to make the hat band.

Leprechaun Hat - 4 strap (1 of 1)

5. Then added a flower from baby spinach. Four leafed clover of course …..

Leprechaun Hat - 5 flower (1 of 1)

6. I cooked an egg yolk and cut a buckle from it.

Leprechaun Hat - 6 buckle (1 of 1)

7. Before decorating the plate with more clover.

Leprechaun Hat - 7 clover (1 of 1)


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