Spanakopita are wonderful spinach Puffs. How hard could they be to make? As it turns out, not that hard at all.
I made two types of puffs, salsa, cream cheese and avocado which I saw on Pinterest; and a spinach, feta mix.
I just made up a recipe for the spinach one, but they tasted great!
Here is my recipe for the Spinach filler to make 8 large or 16 mini puffs, preheat oven to 350* ( I actually only made half this much, since it was for my lunch)
½ cup or about 4 oz. of cream cheese
½ cup of ricotta cheese
½ cup feta cheese
1 cup chopped fresh spinach
1 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. kosher salt
1 tsp. crushed garlic
Mix these ingredients well.
These are the ingredients for the avocado, salsa puffs, just add about a teaspoon of each and close the pastry with wet fingers.
Roll out your puff pastry sheet.
Cut rectangles that are the finished width you want and twice as long, –about 2″x4″ for mini puffs and 4″x8″ for regular size ones.
Add heaping 1 tbs. to the mini puffs and 2 to the large puffs. Wet your finger and run it around the edge of the pastry. Fold the long side over to create a little pillow, press the two side together to seal it well. You can bake it right away or chill them and bake them later.
Place on a greased or parchment lined cookie sheet and bake for 15 to 20 minutes until puffed and golden brown.
Enjoy these for an appetizer or lunch. They are delicious and easy.