Feta Cheese, Spinach and Pine Nut Galettes
This is a very Greek combination where, authentically, the filling gets wrapped in pastry parcels. I now prefer this version, though, which has less pastry and is much prettier to look at.
This recipe is from Delia's Complete How to Cook. Serves 3 as a light lunch or 6 as a first course
Make the pastry and chill it for 30 minutes in the fridge.
Meanwhile, cook the spinach by placing it in a saucepan with a lid on, then place it over a medium heat. Just let it collapse down into its own juices, timing it for 2-3 minutes and turning it over halfway through.
Drain the spinach in a colander, pressing it with a saucer to extract every last bit of juice, then season with a little nutmeg.
Next roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface to ⅛ inch (3 mm), cut out six 6 inch (15 cm) discs and place these on the baking sheets.
Finely chop the spinach and divide it between the pastry circles, spreading it out towards the edges of the pastry, but leaving a small uncovered rim around the edge.
Next, scatter the Feta over the spinach, then sprinkle over the pine nuts.
Now cook the galettes for 10-12 minutes, one tray on the high shelf, the other on the next one down, until golden brown, swapping the baking sheets over halfway through.
Remove from the oven, sprinkle the Parmesan over and serve warm, or allow to cool on a wire rack.
Pre-heat the oven to gas mark 7, 425°F (220°C).