SPINACH PASTIES (SALLYE)

1
sallye bates

By
@grandedame

Quick and easy finger food

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
Makes 10-12
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
25 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

PASTRY

2 c
all purpose flour
1/2 c
chilled butter, diced
1
egg yolk
milk (to glaze)

FILLING

2 Tbsp
extra virgin olive oil
1 small
onion, finely chopped
6-8 oz
fresh leaf spinach, chopped**
1/2 tsp
ground cumin
1/2
boullion cube, crumbled
freshly ground black pepper to taste

How to Make SPINACH PASTIES (SALLYE)

Step-by-Step

  • 1Preheat oven to 400ยบ

    Lightly grease each cavity of a 12-place muffin tin
  • 2MAKE THE SPINACH FILLING

    Place olive oil in heavy saucepan, add onion and cook on medium low heat until softened (about 5 minutes)

    **If you use frozen cut spinach, make sure it is well drained and completely dry before you use

    Stir in spinach, then add cumin, stock cube and pepper and cook for 3-5 minutes until spinach has wilted

    Set aside to cool
  • 3MAKE THE PASTRY

    Place the flour in a large bowl and cut in the butter until the mixture resembles fine bread crumbs

    Add the egg yolk and 2-3 tablespoons cold water

    Mix to a firm dough

    Place the pastry on a floured surface

    Knead for a few seconds, divide the dough into half and roll out one half to a square or rectangle

    Cut 10-12 rounds using a 3-1/2" circle cutter

    Press circles down into cavities of muffin tin as smoothly as possible to make shells
  • 4Spoon about 1 tablespoon of spinach mixture into the pastry shells (it will look like a little pie)

    Use all the filling
  • 5Roll out the remaining dough and cut out 10-12 rounds to cover the pastries

    Place over filling, and flute edges with a fork to seal

    Pierce the tops with the fork to make vent holes

    Brush with milk

    Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown

    Good served hot or cold

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About SPINACH PASTIES (SALLYE)

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: UK/Ireland
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy