11. If you want to make a smaller amount or not freeze any, divide ingredient amounts in half to feed a family of four for dinner. Repeat with the other squares of pastry. Gently prick the top of the triangle with the fork, to allow excess moisture to escape while baking. Step 6: Continue folding your mini pies upwards like in the photo until you use all the dough. You’ll see results in 28 days while saving money and eating delicious family-friendly food. She always used phyllo dough instead of puff pastry dough because of how flaky and buttery it is. 9. It looked so easy that I knew I just had to try it for myself. Enjoy! If not, small meatballs would go with both as well! I adapted the recipe a little to my own taste. Place into a moderate 180 degrees oven for about 30 min, or until browned and crispy. I find that the ricotta adds some much needed creaminess. I started the business after trying to lose the weight after my first pregnancy and now I can proudly help other mums do the same. Let me know when you make them, would love to hear what you think. ( Log Out /  How to fold individual triangles Cookies are used to ensure that you receive the best experience on this site. To freeze your triangles, you need to first make sure your spanakopita are fully cooled. Hi Aleka, I want to make larger triangles to serve as an entree. That means tired and cranky kids, and if unprepared leads to a stressful frenzy of activity to get them fed and into bed. Mix the ricotta cheese, spinach, eggs, basil, salt and pepper. As seen on Bake, Play, Smile Foodie Friday #12. Begin folding from the bottom up. Add to the cooled spinach and mix well. Repeat with remaining filo and ricotta/spinach mixture. Start by cutting the spinach leaves off the stalk. -  Change ), Enter your email address to follow me on my food journey & receive recipes straight to your inbox. What do you suggest serving it with? Cut each sheet of pastry into four equal squares. It is super busy and the evening routine with the children is often disrupted by a party, visitors or activity. Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window), My food journey in 2014 (and goals for 2015!) Lay a filo sheet on a work surface, pour a spoonful of the spinach and cheese mixture on it and fold into a triangle. That’s ok…The offer is open! I loved that I had a go at making my own ricotta and I’ll happily make it again in a heartbeat. FIRE! Then continue folding the pastry over and over itself, to form a secure triangle parcel. I was introduced to Spanakopita (Greek spinach pie) about four or five years ago by a co-worker. You will want to maintain a. Brush your egg wash generously over the top and sides of your triangles and place on a nonstick baking sheet. 4 guilt-free savory snacks under 250 calories! Hi Debbie! Add a second layer and repeat. I also added roasted almond slivers inside the filo and sesame seeds on top. TIP 1: You don’t need to cook the spinach prior to adding into the pie or triangles. Spoon some of the ricotta and spinach mixture into the corner of the pastry and fold the corner of the filo over the mixture. Scramble your egg in another bowl. You do NOT want to microwave them. Cover three baking trays with baking paper. Make sure to cover your phyllo dough with a slightly damp dishtowel so it does not dry out! Oct 26, 2018 - These are a quick and easy finger food; filo triangles are filled with a spinach and ricotta then baked in an oven. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. TIP 4: Remove inner stem from the spinach leaf prior to finely slicing. Step 2: Layer one sheet of phyllo dough and sprinkle or brush your dough with melted butter. Line a baking tray with baking paper and keep aside until needed. Spinach is available loose, in bunches, tinned or frozen and can be eaten raw or cooked. METHOD: It is all fixed now. Combine lettuce, tomato and balsamic and serve on the side with spinach and ricotta triangles (two triangles is one serving). Transfer to a cooling rack until cool enough to eat. Firstly, remove 4 x sheets of pastry from the freezer to defrost and pre-heat oven to 180 degrees. How to make delicious easy Spinach and Ricotta Triangles… 1. Spinach and Ricotta are one on my ALL TIME favourite combinations, I’ll be making these soon! I highly suggest you make a spanakopita pie instead! Let me know what you think. To ensure they don’t stick once they’re stacked, I suggest placing parchment paper in between your layers! To ensure the spinach dries completely, I placed it in an airtight container in the fridge over night. You should have two buttered layers. 7-8 sheets frozen puff pastry, thawed. 4. Your narrative and the picture looks like three layers. How good is spinach & ricotta, seriously?!! With a fork, mix in the eggs and salt with the cheeses. This time when I had a craving for my spinach and ricotta pie, I thought I’d make triangles instead. Required fields are marked *, Copyright © 2020 Bite Sized Kitchen on the Foodie Pro Theme, fresh spinach leaves (or you can use 2 ½ oz. 3. Click okay if you approve. You can use the same ingredients however instead of folding them into small triangles, you can layer your phyllo dough in a casserole dish and then add the spinach mixture in between the layers. Heat oven to 220°C (425°F). | Google Play and the Google Play logo are trademarks of Google LLC. YUM!! After about 20 minutes, they should be hard enough to combine together. Don’t miss out. As I’ve gone back to school 3 days a week, preparing our weeknight meals over the weekend makes my life a little easier, especially when school finishes late. Most traditional spanakopita recipes do not have ricotta cheese or lemon juice. These no-bake Choc Espresso Fudge Bars from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge are seriously delicious. Delicious! Then, chop the spinach into small pieces (about 1 inch by 1 inch) and put into a bowl. I used to do it when I was younger and found phyllo dough to be pretty forgiving. These filo triangles are vegetarian and baked in the oven. It is cultivated worldwide and it’s in season during autumn and winter in Australia. Thank you so much for pointing that out. Let me know how they turn out!! Spinach is extremely high in nutritional value and is rich in antioxidants, which, studies have shown, may help combat cancer and is good for eye health. I also added roasted almond slivers inside the filo and sesame seeds on top. Financial Independence Retire Early, Delicious Easy Spinach and Ricotta Triangles Recipe, Working from home with kids during COVID-19…how to survive. Growing up Greek, I am no stranger to spanakopita. Repeat with remaining filo and ricotta/spinach mixture. Step 5: Fold your dough by taking the bottom corner and folding it upwards over the spinach and feta filling. Transfer to a large bowl to cool slightly. Oops! Fold in half to form a triangle and seal with a fork. Serves 4, prep time 10 mins, cook time 20 mins. Hi, maybe I missed it, but how many triangles does this recipe make? A ‘traditional’ Greek spanakopita is a savory pie made primarily with spinach, feta cheese and a pastry dough. Something went wrong. Using a spatula, scoop out the Ricotta cheese and add to the bowl with the Fetta. Occasionally she would bring left-over Spanakopita into work to share with us, which wasn’t too often as her family would always eat it. Mix the ricotta cheese, spinach, eggs, basil, salt and pepper. Saute your chopped onion in a skillet with 2 tbsp of butter for about 10 minutes or until translucent. 100 grams feta, crumbled Ensure the spinach is well washed and thoroughly dried before adding to the pastry though, as excess moisture and pastry don’t mix. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. I’m also on Kitchen Dreaming (week 31) & The McCallum’s Shamrock July 31st 2014 linkup parties where there’s more wonderful inspirational recipes. While the spinach is cooling, shred the Fetta cheese into a medium sized bowl. I’m contemplating a side of tzatziki and chopped sun dried tomatoes ? Founder of the Healthy Mummy brand and passionate about empowering mums to live a healthier life. Place on the *baking tray. Turn the oven temperature to 200°C (390°F) and place the tray of triangles in the oven, on the second shelf, for 12-15 minutes, depending on your oven (fan forced oven about 12 minutes). Place into a moderate 180 degree oven for about 30 minutes, or until browned and crispy. Hope you enjoy them too . Lay a filo sheet on a work surface, pour a spoonful of the spinach and cheese mixture on it and fold into a triangle. xx, These triangles are just perfect I’m sure you’ll enjoy them Lucy. As you may know, I made my own ricotta last weekend which was fantastic. Thank you to Body & Soul Australia for this information. My spinach and ricotta triangles are such a better option than a whole pie as they freeze and bake really well. Add the ricotta and egg to a bowl and stir to combine. Good to see you again x, Yum!! https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/spinach-cheese-triangles Set aside until needed. A couple of years later I was watching a food show on SBS where they made Spanakopita.