Sunday, December 25, 2016

X'Mas Spinach Cheese Pie

Ingredients:
Dough:
450g all purpose flour
250g pure butter
2 tbsp caster suger
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup cold water or milk

Filling:
350g of boiled spinach
500g (cream cheese)
1 egg
100g  of grated Parmesan
Salt and pepper
Bread crumbs ( optional)

Instructions:
1-Place all dough ingredients in a stand mixer. Using the dough hook, knead until the dough is smooth and combined. Wrap in plastic and chill it for 10 - 20 min.
2-To create the filling, mix the spinach with the cream cheese. Next, add your egg, Parmesan, and salt and
pepper. Mix well. Set aside briefly.
3-Unwrap your dough from the plastic and divide it into two equal parts.
4-Using a rolling pin, roll out each dough ball to create two xmas tree shape ( 2 pieces)
5-On your first dough, sprinkle breadcrumbs over-top to help absorb the moisture of the filling and to keep the dough dry.( i opt out)
6-Distribute the filling on the dough evenly that was just sprinkled with breadcrumbs.
7-Sprinkle the Parmesan cheese and cover with the second dough . 
8-Cut and fold the side (See the picture below for reference)
9-Grease with egg wash and sprinkle with sesame seed .
10- Preheat 180C and bake for 25minutes + 200C for another 10 minutes

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