Spinach & Ricotta Puffs

Spinach & Ricotta Puffs

1 egg

200g ricotta cheese

200g  frozen spinach – thawed &squeezed of excess water

½ cup grated tasty cheese

½ cup crumbled feta

¼ cup pinenuts – lightly toasted

Sea salt & pepper to taste

8 sheets filo pastry – 20 x 30cm

Oil for brushing

1 egg + 1 tbsp water for egg wash

 

Preheat oven to 200C.

Spray 1 standard 12 hole muffin tin with oil.

Place the egg into a bowl and lightly whisk. Add all the remaining fillings and mix to combine.  Adjust seasoning.

Place a sheet of filo onto a sheet of baking paper and brush with oil then layer another sheet in the same method until you have 4 in total.  Using a sharp knife cut in half lengthways and then into 3 – making a total of 6 squares.  Repeat with the remaining sheets. Mould the pastry into the muffin tins taking care not to fold down.

Divide the spinach mixture evenly between each, taking care not to overfill to prevent them bursting open whilst cooking. Fold the 4 edges into the centre and press down to stick.  Brush with the egg wash and then bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.  Rest for 5 minutes in the tins before removing.

Makes 12