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Spinach and ricotta puff pastry





Ingredients

Makes 4

  • 200g puff pastry

  • 100g ricotta cheese

  • 100g frozen spinach

  • Egg (after mixing seperate into two portions)

  • Pinch of nutmeg

  • Salt & pepper

  • Sprinkle of sesame seeds to top (white or black)


Egg

  • 1/2 will be used for mixture

  • 1/2 add a small amount of water (1 tsp and mix together) will be used for egg wash to coat.


Cooking options

  1. Regular oven: Preheat to 180 degrees celsius, cooking time 17-20 minutes on foil.

  2. Air fryer: Preheat for 3 minutes before using, cooking time 6 minutes at 200 degrees, followed by 4-6 minutes at 180 degrees directly on air fry basket.





Steps

  • Depending on puff pastry, defrosting time will vary. Most puff pasty comes in a flat sheet which won't take long to defrost, however, the last batch I got was packed as a frozen roll so it needed to be out for longer before use. Pastry becomes too soft to use VERY quickly... do not leave out for too long.

  • In a small pot defrost and sauté spinach. Continue to break up and cook until all liquid has been removed. Removing the liquid is essential to having a thick filling. Other methods, if spinach is already defrosted, is to use a cloth to squeeze water out or paper towel to absorb water.

  • Mix spinach with ricotta cheese, nutmeg, half of egg mixture, salt and pepper.

  • Place in freezer for 10 minutes or fridge for 1 hour before using.




  • Shape and design is totally up to you! I recommend rectangle shaped pockets with cuts on the top for cooking and presentation. I experimented with triangle shape, however I felt there was too many spots of pastry with no filling.

  • See above video for wrapping technique.

  • After wrapping use fork to press down edges, coat lightly with egg wash and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Cooking times

  1. Regular oven: Preheat to 180 degrees celsius, cooking time 17-20 minutes.

  2. Air fryer: Preheat for 3 minutes before using, cooking time 6 minutes at 200 degrees, followed by 4-6 minutes at 180 degrees.

  • Pastries are ready once golden brown on the outside.

  • Sit for 5 minutes before enjoying.


 

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