This time round on my weekly Pinterest challenge I have decided to have a look at the pins that I liked long time ago. In fact I went back to the pin that I saved when I just joined Pinterest almost three years! This recipe is cool, because it needs filo pastry, which I don’t have much experience with. I made filo pastry once from scratch for a layered Slovenian pie where the dough were concealed in between the fillings. With these Spanakopita mini tarts (I changed from strudels to tarts as I find that easer and prettier) the filo pastry is coating the filling therefore the effect is completely different. And this is what I wanted to challenge myself with. The turnout was great and crispy. Joni loved it of course and I thought this would be great served at the party!SPANAKOPITA MINI TARTS makes 12
- 115g cottage cheese
- 150g (or more) frozen spinach, defrosted
- 170g feta cheese
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 1 roll of filo pastry (although you will only need about half of it)
- 50g butter, melted in cup or mug
1. First make the filling by combining cheeses with spinach and eggs. 2. Set up your work station: muffin baking tray, melted butter with pastry brush, filling and ready cut pastry into 10cmX10cm squares.3. Push one dough square at the time into the muffin hole and brush it with melted butter. Repeat this for about 5 times (which makes about 5 layers of the dough with butter in between). 4. Spoon enough of filling into each tart and press the dough sideways to close.5. Bake the tarts in preheated 180C oven for about 30min until golden and crispy. Enjoy!