SUNNY SPINACH PIE

November 7, 2014

Everything tastes better when shaped like a sun! My father – being a technical professor at the university – was all thrilled I mad a dish shaped like a mechanical water wheel. Sun or water wheel – this is a fun and easy way to pimp your spinach pie! The dough is quick to make and gets really tasty with the amount of wine and salt. The cheese in the ‘sun rays’ makes it nice and crisp. Snack one ray off the sun at a time and dip them for example in this yoghurt ginger mint dip.

 

SUNNY SPINACH PIE

  • 500g flour
  • 90ml olive oil
  • 200ml white wine [room temperature]
  • 1.5 tablespoons salt

_ mix all ingredients together

_ knead until you get a smooth dough

_ cover with a plastic wrap while preparing the rest

  • 350g spinach
  • 230g ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 100g parmesan cheese
  • salt
  • pepper
  • bread crumbs

_ boil spinach [squeeze out the water if it turns out really liquid]

_ let cool slightly

_ add ricotta cheese, egg and grated parmesan cheese

_ season with salt and pepper

_ mix well

_ add bread crumbs to soak up remaining liquid

_ preheat oven to 180°C

_ divide dough into two equal pieces

_ roll both into circles [with a diameter of about 30 cm – should fit your baking tray]

_ place one circle onto a baking paper

_ place part of the stuffing in the center

_ with the rest form a circle around it

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_ cover with the second dough circle

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_ wet boarders with water and attach them to one another using a fork [cut away any out of shape dough]

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_ place a small bowl / teacup over the central stuffing

_ punch around it with a fork to connect the two circles

_ use a sharp knife to cut the outer circle into small wedges

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_ turn all wedges upside 90°

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_ bake for 45 to 60 minutes

_ serve with a fresh yoghurt dip and let people snack off one wedge after the other

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