Originally the recipe is for the ones pictured on the bottom row, the one that shows the ricotta and spinach filling the most. They are made larger normally, and is great as a lunch idea.
But my daughter likes making different styles and I now like to make them smaller, party size. We have made square parcel shapes, little gifts, scored squares, triangles and croissant shapes. How you design them is up to you, any way you make them, they are delicious.
What is great about these is that you can make them, then freeze them for later use. Just pull out of the freezer and bake frozen until golden brown. Usually the little triangles I make for parties, freeze them, then bake them when needed.
You can add some feta to the mix if you like, or some nutmeg, I've provided the basic recipe, add more or less spinach, whatever you prefer. You can also use filo pastry to make triangles, or large coils, instead of using the puff pastry.
1 bunch English spinach, roughly chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 spring onions, thinly sliced
1 clove garlic, crushed
2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill (optional)
1 1/2 cups fresh ricotta cheese
1/4 cup finely grated parmesan cheese
1 egg, lightly beaten
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 sheets frozen puff pastry, thawed slightly
Boil, steam or microwave the spinach until tender, drain. Squeeze out excess liquid. Cool.
Heat oil in a small frying pan, add spring onions and garlic; cook, stirring, until spring onions are soft. Cool.
Preheat oven to a very hot 240C.
Combine spring onion mixture with spinach, dill, ricotta, parmesan and egg in a bowl; mix well. Season with salt and pepper.
Cook in the preheated oven for about 15 minutes, or until pastry is lightly browned and filling is set. Serve warm.
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