Easy Persian Recipes in English

Spinach Pastry

July 13, 2013

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Spinach Pastries

Description

A simple and easy pastry to serve as an appetiser or a simple lunch.

Ingredients

    • 1 bunch of English spinach
    • 1 bunch of shallots
    • 2 eggs
    • 250g ricotta cheese
    • 250g feta cheese
    • 1 cup of flour
    • 6 sheets of frozen puff pastry
    • 1 egg beaten for glazing
    • sesame seeds

Methods/steps

  1. Lay out frozen pastry on a flat surface, separating each sheet with a sharp knife. Leave to defrost while preparing the filling. Preheat oven to 160deg fan-forced.
  2. in the bowl of a food processor, process the spinach and the shallots,
  3. Add the eggs and the cheeses and process further.
  4. Add the flour to create a slightly thickened paste.
  5. Cut each square of pastry into 4 smaller squares.
  6. Place a dollop of filling into each pastry square and fold the corners in to create a smaller square and pinch the corners.
  7. Brush with beaten egg and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  8. Bake in a preheated oven for about 30-40 minutes till golden brown.
  9. Cool on a wire rake to prevent them going soggy.

Additional Tips

These can be frozen after step 7, just lay them on a flat baking try and freeze over night. Then pack into freezer bags and bake as required.