Recipe for Spinach pockets – with a feta cheese, garlic and spinach stuffing.

For dough:

2 cups of wheat flour
125 grams of baking fat, sliced
yeast (use suitable amount for 2 cups of flour, according to directions of yeast producer)
1/4 cup of milk or water
1 spoon of sugar
pinch of salt
1 egg

For stuffing:

300 grams of spinach leaves
200 grams of feta cheese, cubed
2 cloves of garlic, minced
2 spoons of olive oil
fresh grounded black pepper

How to
In a cup mix milk with sugar and 1 spoon of flour, add yeast, mix well, and put it in warm place, for example near cooker where you cook something else

Sift flour to a bowl

When the content of cup grows to fill whole cup add it to flour, mix it, then add baking fat, slice by slice and kneed everything together

When you have smooth dough, put it in the fridge for 1 hour

Meanwhile, you can prepare stuffing, heat the oil in the frying pan, add garlic, add spinach leaves, when the spinach is cooked, add feta cheese, mix well, flavour with black pepper

After 1 hour, take out the dough, cut it in half, roll out, about 4mm thick, cut in squares

Blend egg in separate dish

Place spoon of spinach-cheese mixture in the middle of each square, brush edges with egg, fold in half, close the edges carefully.

Place cookies at the baking tray, brush tops with egg

Bake in preheated oven, about 200 degrees, till golden brown.




*Originally published  8 Aug 2008 

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Recipe and image by Paula and  licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License