Recipes · RECIPE How to fill and fold phyllo pastry
Judge Rochelle from The Great Canadian Baking Show explains how to make spanakopita triangles (tip: there’s no shame in buying prepared phyllo pastry sheets)
Rochelle explains how to make spanakopita triangles
· Posted: Oct 11, 2018 11:06 AM EDT | Last Updated: October 11, 2018 Judge Rochelle from The Great Canadian Baking Show shows us how to make spanakopita triangles (tip: there’s no shame in buying prepared phyllo pastry sheets).
Prep time: 25 min
Total time: 40 min
Makes 24 triangles
Ingredients 2 tbsp olive oil 1 bunch green onions, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 tbsp chopped oregano 2 packages (300 g each) frozen chopped spinach (thawed, drained and squeezed) 3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese 1 egg, lightly beaten 1/3 cup chopped parsley 1/2 tsp pepper 1/2 cup butter, melted 12 sheets phyllo pastry Instructions Heat oven to 375°F and line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment. Heat olive oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions, garlic and oregano and cook, stirring occasionally until onion are softened, three-to-four minutes. Add onion mixture to a medium bowl with spinach, feta, egg, parsley and pepper. Mix to combine. Spanikopita filling has spinach, feta, egg, parsley and pepper. (The Great Canadian Baking Show) Lay one sheet of phyllo on a clean work surface. Brush with butter. Top with another sheet of phyllo and brush again. Cut into even strips along long edge to create four 4 x 13-inch strips. Seriously, there's no shame in buying pre-made phyllo dough. (The Great Canadian Baking Show) See that? That's a generous tablespoon. (The Great Canadian Baking Show) Dollop a generous tablespoon of filling on bottom of short edge, about 1/2-inch from border. Just fold them into little triangles. (The Great Canadian Baking Show) Flatten filling slightly and fold one corner of short edge on a diagonal to meet flush with long edge to create a triangle. Repeat triangular folds (like a flag) all the way to other short edge. Brush edge with butter to close and seal by pinching lightly with fingers. Place seam side down on prepared sheet and brush with butter. Finish your spanikopita by brushing with butter again. (The Great Canadian Baking Show)
Bake 15-17 minutes, until golden.
Delicious! (The Great Canadian Baking Show)
Let stand five minutes before serving.