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    Wednesday, December 20, 2017

    Add this to your Apertizer List - Spinch Puffs

    There are still many nights of drinking ahead in this silly season and I like to supply something substantial  to have with your alcohol
     I found these little Spinach Puffs on The Epicurious Website
    They may even take over from the Pinwheels. Well!!! Close second

        1 x 750gm package frozen chopped spinach, thawed
        1/2 cup crumbled feta
        1/4 cup minced onion
        1 tablespoon olive oil
        1 teaspoon chopped dill
        1 teaspoon minced garlic
        Grated Zest if 1 lemon
        Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
        2 large eggs
        Packet of Frozen sheets Puff Pastry

        Mini muffin Pans
    Defrost spinach
    Using your hands, squeeze spinach until dry,
    forcing out as much water as possible
    (too much water will make for a soggy filling;
    you should have about 2/3 cup well-drained spinach). 

    Mix spinach and next 6 ingredients in a medium bowl.
    Season to taste with salt and pepper.
    In a small bowl, beat  eggs to blend,
    reserving a tablespoon for glazing the pastries
    fold into spinach mixture. To bake this little gems
    Heat oven to 200 C (conventional temp) 
    I start them in a conventional baking oven,  200C this helps the bottoms to keep crisp
    But to finish off I turn it over to fan assisted for the last 10 minutes

    You will get 9 out of each pastry sheet
    Cut the squares
    Lightly grease the muffin tins
    Lay a square into each little tin
    Press down lightly
    Put a spoonful into each tin
    Fold pastry over

    Brush with a little beaten egg
    Place in hot oven
    after 20 minutes
    Change the oven to fan assisted and bake for a further 10 minutes

    When golden
    Let set in tins for about 5 minutes
    Take out and cool on a rack
    Ready to eat.
    Actually  I served them at room temperature
    These are so yummy, they were gone in 5 minutes
    You can bake ahead cool and freeze
    When you want them
    Defrost and into 180C oven for 5-10 minutes to crisp up

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