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08 November 2016

Cheesy Spinach Triangles {Recipe}

Spinach (noun) an edible Asian plant of the goosefoot family, with large dark green leaves which are widely eaten as a vegetable.

Spinach plant, as big as a small tree
Disregard the pool pump in the background. The wind blew so hard on the weekend that it’s knocked the hinges out.


What do you do when the spinach plants in your garden have gone absolutely crazy? Okay, now that you’ve chopped up lots of spinach and frozen it. Given bouquets of spinach to your nearest and dearest… and still it seems to be never-ending.

This is how I’m feeling at the moment. It’s wonderful having a veggie garden, but when something is ready to eat, it’s ready to eat, ALL AT ONCE! Like tomato season… but thats a story for January.

With the help of my little darlings, I made some spinach triangles. They’re adament that they hate, hate, HATE spinach, but if it’s encased in a crispy little pastry triangle, combined with oozing delicious cheese, well then they just love spinach.



This is a very simple recipe for using up excess spinach and if you get the kids to help in the kitchen, they might actually love to eat it too.


CHEESY SPINACH TRIANGLES

3 sheets of puff pastry
4 cups of chopped spinach
4 eggs
200g Danish Feta cheese
1/2 cup grated tasty cheese
Optional: extra egg to brush on the pastry and sesame seeds

1. Preheat the oven to 180C and line a couple of baking trays with baking paper.

2. Blanch the spinach by either boiling for a couple of minutes, or place it all in a large microwave safe bowl and zap for 2 minutes. Squeeze out the excess water/juice or the triangles will be soggy.

3. In a large bowl, mix up the cooled spinach, eggs, cheeses.

4. To make large triangles, cut each pastry sheet into 4 squares, or for smaller ones, cut each pastry sheet into 9 equal squares… or cut a combination of large and small which is what we did.



5. Place a spoonful of the mixture into the centre of the pastry square. Fold the pastry in half diagonally and finger press the edges closed. Use a fork to press the edges (and create a pretty pattern).

6. Brush some egg onto the triangles and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

7. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until the pastry is golden and crispy. Obviously, the smaller triangles take less time than the large ones.

Best eaten warm while the pastry is lovely and crispy.

What other ways do you use spinach? I’d love to know your favourite recipes :)