Addictive Spinach Stuffed Pastry

Addictive Spinach Stuffed Pastry

This is simplicity at its best. There are seriously so few ingredients in this recipe, but it is so good! Fresh spinach, the finest feta cheese and just a few spices. The key here is to use really good quality puff pastry sheets. And to be quite honest, I have yet to come across another puff pastry brand other than Pepperidge Farm that can give an end result like this-buttery, flaky, evenly cooked layers that can be molded into pretty little packages. Perfect for a tea party, a snack, or for last minute guests with seasoned palates.


For the Dough:

– 2 onions, finely chopped

– A pinch of green onion leaves, chopped

– 500 grams of spinach, chopped

– A pinch of parsley, chopped

– 1 glass of kefir (200ml)

– 1 tea glass of water (90ml)

– 1 teaspoon salt (8 grams)

– 1 egg white

– 3.5 cups of wheat flour (420 grams)

– 1 teaspoon butter (15 grams)

– 1 tablespoon vegetable oil (12ml)

– Sesame seeds and black cumin seeds for topping

For the Filling:

– 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (5 grams)

– 1 teaspoon salt (4 grams)

– 1 teaspoon each of black pepper, cumin, mint

– Hot or sweet pepper (optional)

– 1 tablespoon kefir

– 1 tablespoon vegetable oil


For the Dough:

1. In a mixing bowl, combine finely chopped onions, green onion leaves, chopped spinach, and chopped parsley.

2. Add kefir, water, salt, egg white, and mix well.

3. Gradually add wheat flour while continuing to mix until the dough comes together.

4. Knead the dough until it’s smooth and elastic. Add a teaspoon of butter and a tablespoon of vegetable oil. Knead again until well incorporated.

5. Divide the dough into 9 equal portions and shape them into balls.

For the Filling:

1. In a separate bowl, mix red pepper flakes, salt, black pepper, cumin, mint, and hot or sweet pepper (if desired).

2. Add a tablespoon of kefir and a tablespoon of vegetable oil to create a paste-like mixture.

For Assembly:

1. Take one dough ball and roll it out into a thin circle.

2. Place a spoonful of the prepared filling in the center of the dough.

3. Fold the dough in half to create a half-moon shape and press the edges to seal.

4. Repeat with the remaining dough balls and filling.

5. Place the stuffed pastries on a baking sheet.

6. Mix an egg yolk with kefir and vegetable oil, then brush it on top of the pastries.

7. Sprinkle sesame seeds and black cumin seeds on top.

To Bake:

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F).

2. Bake the pastries in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until they are golden brown.

Enjoy these addictive spinach stuffed pastries! They’re easy to make and simply irresistible.

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