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I’ve been making this variation of Thermobliss’ Spinach and Cheese Parcels for awhile now so thought it was about time I shared it with you all.
They aren’t my usual gluten free fare but everyone needs a break sometimes. However I won’t make them if I can’t use the Borg’s Organic branded puff pastry as all the others just have too many additives and preservatives. To make them gluten free, I COULD try them with the amazing grain free dough from the Life Changing Food Book but haven’t managed to yet. If you do please let me know how they turn out.
Everyone who knows me, knows my penchant for adding garlic and onion to everything, especially in Winter. Apart from their super immune boosting properties, they add so much flavour to a dish.
And the spinach. Ahh spinach. I’m the only one who likes it in our house. Everyone else tells me they don’t. But I still buy and use a good 100gm every week. I’m super good at putting vegetables in everything and it still gets eaten. I promise I don’t pretent to hide them…
These bites are a perfect snack food or even a meat free dinner option (when I’m feeling lazy). Serve with a salad or some roasted and/or steamed vegetables. They freeze and defrost perfectly, so if you’re feeling organised you can make them to have stashed away for emergencies!
I hope you enjoy them!
Trio of cheese and spinach bites
Preheat oven to 200 degrees celcius
Remove pastry from freezer and place on bench to slightly thaw whilst you are making the filling
Place parmesan in Thermomix bowl and blitz for 10 seconds on speed 9. Remove and set aside. No need to wash bowl
Place onion and garlic in Thermomix bowl. Chop for 5 seconds on Speed 5
Add to bowl the parmesan cheese, ricotta cheese, feta cheese, spinach and egg
Mix for about 20 to 25 seconds on Speed 4 to combine ingredients. If you want to mixture to be 'blended' you can use Speed 5 instead but I still like some chunky pieces of spinach and cheese. You might need to use your spatula to help with this to make sure all the spinach is incorporated
Place the partially thawed pastry sheets on a clean bench and cut each in half so you have 8 rectangles
Break an egg into a small bowl and whisk slightly
With a spoon, place an eighth of the mixture down the centre of one rectangle. Bruch the edges with the egg mixture and fold over to form a log
Repeat with the remaining rectangles
Cut each log into four even pieces (or more if you'd like the 'bites' smaller)
Place on an oven tray and brush with egg mixture
Cook in preheated oven for approximately 25 minutes (or until pastry is golden and crispy)
Allow to cool on trays for 5 minutes before removing