Wild Nettle Bread

perfect with wild garlic & nettle soup
Perfect with wild garlic & nettle soup
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1 tsp Active dry yeast
500 g organic strong White flour
1 tbsp Honey
2 tbsp Olive oil
1 tsp Salt
1 cup Nettle leaves chopped
350 ml Water lukewarm
6 big Nettle leaves for the top
1 Eggs

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Wild Nettle Bread


Bread is one of my favorite things to make when I have the time and every spring, I try to make these Wild Nettle Bread rolls. When I make this bread, I tend to make a morning of it – I take a basket and some thick gloves and I pick some wild nettles. Once I bring them home, I pour boiling water over them to remove the sting. Once drained, I choose 6 big leaves for the top of the rolls and I discard the stems and chop the leaves. I always make these rolls to accompany my Wild garlic & nettle soup.

This recipe is quite easy to make too. It’s pretty straightforward two rise bread dough, with nettle leaves to add character and colour. Once the dough has risen for the second time, brush each of the rolls with beaten egg. Place a nettle leaf on top of each roll and brush again with the egg to ensure the leaf sticks. Bake in the oven and enjoy!

To make the Wild Nettle Bread, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Wild Nettle Bread

Steps to make Wild Nettle Bread


Mix dry ingredients


Mix 1 teaspoon of yeast in a large bowl with 500 grams of strong white flour and a teaspoon of salt together in a large bowl.


Add wet ingredients


Add 350 ml of warm water, 1 tablespoon of honey and 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Add the chopped nettles and mix the ingredients together well to form a soft dough.




Transfer the dough to a floured surface. Knead for 10 minutes until the dough is smooth and elastic.


Leave to rise


Oil a bowl with a drizzle of olive oil. Place the dough in the bowl. Cover and leave to rise for 2 hours until the dough has doubled in size.


Make rolls


Once the dough has doubled in size, divide into 6 balls and shape into rolls. Place them on a lightly greased and lined with parchment paper baking sheet. Cover the baking sheet with a tea towel and leave the rolls to rise for 45 minutes.


Heat oven

Preheat oven to 390 °F.




Before baking, brush each roll with beaten egg. Place one of the nettle leaves on top of each roll. Brush with egg again to ensure the leaf sticks.




Bake in the oven for about 35 minutes until golden on top and there is a hollow sound when you tap the bottom.



These rolls taste wonderful served alongside large bowls of my wild garlic & nettle soup.

This Wild Nettle Bread is a delicious way to use up one of nature’s most delicious weeds! Pick some nettles and try making this bread soon. Please come back to let me know what you think!

Jelena is an interior designer and young mom! As a busy working mom, her time is precious so she’s always looking for a quick and efficient way to get things done. Jelena is very creative, but has a strong practical side. She loves trying new things and travels a lot, especially around Europe. The kitchen is Jelena’s safe space, where she can let her creative side out and dedicate herself to her favorite hobby - cooking!

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Total Reviews: 21
Tia Stitts

This is really good with some cream cheese, better than bagels in my opinion.

Soraya Berlingieri

Great recipe, thanks so much for sharing it with us will be making it again.

Aniya Marquina

Amazingly good but sadly had to make it without the leaves cause the taste was over-baring.

Bryn Harris

Love making this bread, I make a bunch of tasty sandwiches with this.

Samara Acar

Love the way this looks and taste can't get enough of the recipes on this site.

Jenesis Muhammed

Nettle bread is alright but I prefer the pumpkin bread a lot more.

Charity Begnoche

This is amazing, I love making this nettle bread and tossing some pickle relish on it along with cheese and tasty bacon.

Stacy Bubash

I made this with small blueberries inside, it's my favorite bread of all time.

Breanna Fleri

Ultra delicious and too cute to bare, I love all small things just like the flatbread too.

Lillie Mangabat

So soft and tasty with some melted butter, cream cheese and cheese.

Deanna Octave

Easier to make than expected, will be making it a lot more often.

Kailynn Teso

Eating this in the morning with some orange juice is actually really filling.

Myra Jourdain

Simple recipe if you follow the steps you won't need to worry about it coming out wrong.

Kataleya Kuhlers

Took a while to make this but it was alright, the leaves aren't too great though.

Annabel Ibeh

Can't wait to bake this to perfection all over again, so good.

Anneliese Feigelson

I used almond milk instead and replaced a few other things to make it vegan friendly, loved it and the vegan banana bread too.

Baylor Bayliss

My kids love when I make this bread and use it to make PB&J for their lunches, thanks for sharing.

Campbell Skuba

Nettle bread is good even plain, so happy with how this turned out.

Kailyn Correll

I decided not to add any nettle leaves on the top but it was fantastic without them anyway.

Audree Savich

Had this yesterday with butter and honey, it's sooo good.


It looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!

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