Decided to do some baking! Today we are baking spanakopita – these are filo pastries filled with spinach, ricotta and feta. Very easy to make and so very delicious.
To make them:
You will need:
Feta cheese – we used danish feta cheese but you can also use Greek feta
Melted butter for brushing in between the layers of pastry
Defrost the spinach – they come in cubes so just put in some water and microwave
Add the ricotta ( around 250g) the spinach (200g) danish feta – 100g and one egg and mix in a bowl
It will look like this
Defrost the filo pastry *take note* that filo pastry is quite delicate and fragile so you will need to be careful when separating layers and it also can dry easily so when not using, place a damp cloth on top to keep it semi-moist.
Brush with the melted butter and layer 3 layers on top of each other.
Depending on how big or small you want your spanakopitas – cut the pastry into 2 or 3 horizontally.
Place mixture in and then fold like triangles. Brush with egg or butter and then bake.
Bake for 10-12 minutes depending on your oven for 180 degrees and tada!!!
These are so good and really fast to make 🙂 The recipe makes about 24 🙂 (which are nearly all gone by the way)
Let me know if you try this or have any good variations on the recipe!