'Spanakopita', a very different way :)


This morning I was left at home all alone and that meant all kitchen is mine and only mine... That's why I spent some time experimenting and baking! As I still had some spinach and puff pastry leftovers, I couldn't think of anything else as Spanakopita. Of course a real Greek would get mad at me for giving this name to something that doesn't even look like Spanakopita and has only three or four ingredients that maches the original. Anyway, the original recipe I leave for another lovely afternoon in the kitchen...

Here's how I made my puff pastry 'a la Spanakopita'.

What we need:

1 pack of puff pastry ( about 400gr)

2 good handfulls of fresh spinach ( kept in boiled water for 5 min) or some frozen spinach

one small onion or some leek

2 cloves of garlic

200gr of feta cheese 

half of red bell pepper

50 gr of sweet corn ( I was surprised how well it goes with spinach!!!)

1 big egg and 1 egg ( for brushing the pastry)

a small pinch of salt

black pepper

some butter for muffin tray or non-stick spray

What we have to do:

1. Chop spinach and mix with onion, garlic, diced pepper and sweet corn and crumbled feta cheese. Add 1 egg, salt and pepper. Mix it again.

2. Unfreeze puff pastry, cut into 10X10cm squares and roll it to make the squares thin.

3. Butter the muffin tray. Place one square, add the filling, brush the edges with whisked egg and fold the pastry to make baggy and brush wiith egg again.

4. Repeat until you fill all holes in a muffin tray.

5. Preheat the oven 175C and bake the 'muffins' for about 30 min. Serve them warm ( or cold!)!

6. Enjoy!!!

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