The lazy girl’s spanakopita

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The lazy girl’s spanakopita

Ingredients:

375g ready rolled puff pastry
500g spinach
200g feta
2 eggs
Zest of 1 lemon
3 crushed cloves of garlic
Salt + pepper
Nutmeg
Milk

Method:
1. Pre-heat your oven to 200C.
2. In a saucepan on low heat, add the crushed garlic cloves to a bit of oil, then slowly add the spinach to the pan, allowing them to wilt. Flavour with salt and pepper and 1 teaspoon of nutmeg.
3. Once wilted, place the spinach into a strainer and allow to cool slightly. Squeeze as much water as you can from the spinach.
4. Break apart the cooled spinach into smaller pieces into a bowl and crumble the feta in. Mix with the lemon zest and the yolk of 1 egg. If you want, add a little squeeze of lemon juice for an extra tang.
5. Cut the pastry into 6 equal squares. Divide the spinach between the squares and place in the middle of the pastry squares.
6. Beat 1 egg and use the beaten egg mix to brush along the edges of each pastry square. Fold the pastry squares into triangles and fold the edges over to form a tight seal. No liquid should be leaking out of the pastry. You can use a fork to add indents to the edges.
7. Brush a bit of milk over each pastry to help brown the pastries. Use a fork to make two holes in the top of the pastries.
8. Put the pastries in the oven for 20-30 minutes (depending on your oven) until they have puffed up and brown. Enjoy with a salad on the side!

 

Spanakopita 3

  • Spinach + feta is such a good combo, these looks sooo good. I have never made pastry in my life haha!

    • I think we’d definitely have to try making pastry from scratch one day!

  • Nnenna

    Looks yummy! I wish I lived in the UK so I could watch The Great British Bake-Off!

    • Awww it’s fantastic. I know they’ve got an American version, but have no idea if it’s any good (or if it’s still on!)

  • Oh, this looks so fantastic! I love spanakopita so dearly and yours looks phenomenal. Gorgeous (and I’m with you — no homemade pastry on a weeknight!!)

    • Haha, I’m glad that even a really great cook like you agrees!

  • This looks so good! I haven’t got much of a sweet tooth so this is my favourite blogger bake off post so far! x

    Josie’s Journal

    • Awww thanks Josie! I’m sure my usual sweet tooth recipes will be up soon again haha!

  • Cat

    These turned out beautifully! It looks like if you’re happy making them with frozen puff pastry dough, they’re pretty easy too. I definitely don’t have qualms doing it that way either 🙂

    Cat
    http://oddlylovely.com

  • These look amazing! I’ve never had spanakopita but it sounds delicious, I might have to give your recipe a go (although I will probably cheat and use shop bought pastry too because puff pastry just sounds too time consuming…)

    http://www.hannahbakesthings.co.uk

    • It’s really easy to make, just make sure you squeeze the spinach really well!

  • OH my gosh this looks so delicious and your food pictures are DROOL WORTHY!!