Spinach and Feta Puffs

04Feb10

Sometimes I am seized by a desire to make a certain recipe. These gorgeous puffs were lunch a few days ago, but they would be great for a party. You could even make them half the size if you’re going for the small nibbly look.

Ingredients
280g/10 ounces frozen spinach
110g/4 ounces feta cheese, coarsey crumbled
2 cloves garlic, pressed
About 20 grinds black pepper
Small dash nutmeg
Flour, for dusting
2 sheets of frozen puff pastry

Method
Preheat the oven to 200C/375F. Thaw the frozen spinach by covering it with warm water for 5 minutes and then drain it, squeezing out excess liquid.

In a bowl mix the spinach, crumbled feta, garlic, pepper and nutmeg.

Flour a dry table or kitchen bench and lay out the puff pastry. Cut each sheet into 9 squares. Plop a teaspoon of the spinach mix into a corner of each square. Fold the pastry square diagonally over the mixture so you have 9 triangles from each sheet. To seal wet the edges with water and press down with a fork.

Place the finished pockets on a greased baking tray and cook for 15 minutes until they are golden and puffy. Best served hot with a green salad if you’re going to make a meal of it.

Source: Adapted from Dave Lieberman’s recipe (his spinach mix is great, but he makes the whole puff pastry thing a little complicated).

Best cooked to… Well I don’t know if it’s the best choice for pastry puffs… but I made this while listening to Simian Mobile Dance Disco’s song Bad Blood. What makes this song is the vocals by Alexis Taylor – brilliant.

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One Response to “Spinach and Feta Puffs”

  1. mmm, these look amazing! Love the spinach and feta combo, and love the addition of nutmeg, too. Goes so well with spinach. Gonna have to give these a go soon 🙂


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