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Sunshine Pastry

A burst of savoury sunshine for the New Year

Happy New Year to you all. To celebrate I made this extraordinarily visual sunshine pastry filled with the flavours of cheese and spinach. To me it radiates optimism for a new year that I hope will be full of laughter, love and happiness .

I first tried this dish in Zürich, where my niece Vera and her partner Martin , both keen food lovers, introduced me to it. It's not hard to make if you buy the puff pastry ready-made. I love the goats cheese/spinach combination, but you can use your imagination to change the fillings ( different cheeses, herbs, anchovies or tomato ) much like you can change the toppings on a pizza. It is perfect as a lunch dish, served with a salad , or served with aperitivi before dinner.

  • Ingredients
  • 2 sheets of very good butter puff pastry
  • 1 teaspoon toum, garlic paste ( see previous blog)
  • 200 gr frozen, choppedd spinach
  • 250 gr soft goats cheese
  • 3 tablespoons grated parmigiano
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilli flakes
  • 1 organic egg yolk for glazing
  1. pre heat oven to 200˚

  2. cut the pastry sheets into 2 big circles

  3. spread the toum on one of the pastry sheets

    pastry sheet with a knife with toum on it
  4. brake up the goats cheese and spread it on the pastry with salt, pepper and chilli

    pastry sheet with goats cheese and chilli
  5. now the spinach, and parmigiano

    pastry sheet with goats cheese, spinach and parmigiano
  6. cover it with the second sheet of pastry, pressing down gently

  7. with a knife make incisions, leaving a 8 cm circle in the middle

    pastry circle with incisions
  8. twist every segment

    the twisted segments
  9. paint the pastry sun with the egg yolk

    pastry sun with egg yolk
  10. bake in the oven for about 15 minutes or until golden brown

    golden brown pastry sun
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