Showing posts with label puff pastry. Show all posts
Showing posts with label puff pastry. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Tart filling with 6 eggs ... limited only by your imagination

We are currently living in a bedsit in Tasmania that has a very small kitchenette and so creative thinking using a single sheet of pastry has turned into lots of delicousness. Give these a try or create your own family favourite combinations. Very quick and easy once you have your pastry case prepared.

* Lightly grease a flan dish and line it with a sheet of puff pastry. Blind bake this with a circle of baking paper and some weights (rice lentils or ceramic)
* From here you can fill the pie casing with any filing you like. In this one I've used softened onion and spinach sterms, steamed rainbow spinach, feta cheese, tomatoe slices and pine nuts.
* Pour over 6 lightly beaten eggs with fresh herbs added.

*Bake in a preheated 180° oven until golden brown and firm to the touch ... approximately 20minutes.

Alternative filling ideas ... 

*Caramelised onions, roasted pumpkin slices, baby spinach, feta and sliced tomatoe. 

*Mushroom, cheese and baby spinach. 

*Broccoli, leek and cheese. 

* What ever you choose just pour over 6 lightly beaten eggs with fresh herbs of your choice.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Spinach and Cheese Pin Wheels

What's not to love ... gorgeous crispy puff pastry with a yummy spinach and cheese filling ... bought together with a tasty side salad for a quick nutritious meal.

* To make 16 pin wheels firstly take a small bunch of fresh spinach and remove stems and finely shed the green only ... steam and strain off any excess moisture,  cool and then squeeze out all liquid.

*Place the cold spinach into a bowl along with about a cup of grated cheese, half a packet of cream cheese and a small finely diced onion.

*Using 2 sheets of ready made puff pastry divide the mixture in half and spread evenly across both sheets.

*Sprinkle thinly with a little more grated cheese and roll up quite tightly ... slice each of the rolls into 8 and place upturned onto baking papered tray.

*Pop them into a hot oven (200 fan forced) and quickly bake for about 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown. A quick hot oven will result in a beautiful puff pastry.

ENJOY!