Spanakopita Nistisimi Lenten CyprusFrom ivy 8 years ago
- Hand made phyllo (see here) http://kopiaste.blogspot.com/2007/11/dough-for-pies.html shopping list
- 1 kilo spinach shopping list
- 1 bunch of silverbeet shopping list
- 1 medium onion, finely chopped shopping list
- 8 spring onions, finely chopped shopping list
- ½ cup of parsley, finely chopped shopping list
- ½ cup of dill, finely chopped shopping list
- 2 vermicelli nests shopping list
- ½ cup of bulgur wheat shopping list
- ½ cup of coarsely cut walnuts shopping list
- ½ cup of olive oil shopping list
- 2 – 3 spoonfuls of sultana raisins shopping list
- 1 spoonful of sesame seeds shopping list
How to make it
- See link above for detailed instructions on how to make phyllo from scratch.
- Wash spinach and silver beet and cut the stems, leaving only the most tender ones. Place into a big pan, without water, and bring to a boil for about 10 minutes. They will become soft and their volume will be reduced. Place them in a colander to cool down and when they can be handled drain any water by squeezing them. Cut them into smaller pieces.
- Add oil to skillet and sauté the onions until they have become soft but not caramelized. Add the vermicelli breaking them into small pieces and stir a couple of times, add bulgur wheat and also stir until becoming darker in colour. Add spinach in and stir. Finally add walnuts and sultanas. Let in cool down and mix in parsley and dill and stir.
- Oil a baking tin and roll out the phyllo. You can either make a big round tin or you can roll out phyllo in the pasta machine.
- For strifti (twisted) Cut phyllo in two pieces and join them together. Place on the big side the filling and make it into a roll. Take both ends and twist a couple times into the opposite direction. Place into baking tin. When you finish with the procedure brush some oil on top and sprinkle sesame seeds on top.
- If you are making it by putting a sheet of phyllo below and a sheet above and in the middle the filling, when you cover it with the second phyllo cut the edges of the phyllo to be exactly the size of the tin and then taking both phyllos give them a bit of a twist at the edges so that they both stick together but also making a small pattern. Don't forget to carve the top phyllo but do not cut through and brush with oil and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
- Bake in a preheated oven at 180ο for about 1 hour until a nice golden brown colour is achieved.
- This is a recipe I created and if you would like to find out why and how I created it, you may read more here
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