How to make it

  • Preparation of Filo pastry- 1st part
  • Mix the flour with the salt and enough water to make the dough pliable but not moist.
  • Knead the cough well and then divide it into 9 equal parts
  • Make a ball from each of the parts.
  • Leave the balls on a dish with flour for at least 1 hour, covered with cling film.
  • In this time, you can prepare the filling
  • Preparation of the Filling
  • Clean the spinach and discard all the hard outer parts, leaving the leaves and the soft stems.
  • Rinse it well under cold water.
  • Clean the spring onions, spring herbs and anise.
  • Cut them all into ½ cm pieces.
  • Place in a deep pan and add just 1 level teaspoon of salt.
  • Allow it to cook in its own juice for a few minutes – just to soften.
  • Drain well.
  • Crumble the feta cheese and add to the mixture.
  • Add 3 tablespoons of olive oil.
  • Set aside and allow to cool.
  • Preparation of Filo pastry – 2nd part
  • Flatten 3 of the balls so that they have a diameter of 20cm
  • Place these one on top of the other, spreading melted margarine between each of the 3 layers. When you have done this, cover it with cling film and set it aside.
  • Repeat this process, so that you have 3 filos with 3 layers each.
  • Take the first one and, with a rolling pin flatten it out so that it has 60cm diameter.
  • Spread butter over it.
  • Spread 1/3 of the filling you have prepared evenly over the surface.
  • Make a hole in the centre and fold the filo from the centre outwards so that you end up with a circular ‘tube’ with the filling in it.
  • Cut this anywhere, so that you have a single long cylinder.
  • Cut this into 7 equal parts.
  • Take the parts and roll them each into coils (see photo).
  • Place them in a shallow, buttered oven dish.
  • Repeat the process with the other 2 filos.
  • Spread margarine over all of them and bake them in a preheated moderate oven for 40 minutes or until they have a golden colour.

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    " It was excellent "
    misslizzi ate it and said...
    How unique! I thought I've seen it all when it comes to spanakopita. Nice to know there are still a few "twists!"
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    " It was excellent "
    greekgirrrl ate it and said...
    My Aunt Katina in Crete makes it this way..Thanks for the memory! High 5!
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    " It was excellent "
    juels ate it and said...
    This is so different! I thought they always made them into triangles. Can't wait to try this version, thanks!
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    " It was excellent "
    cookingforfun ate it and said...
    Love it Love it Love it 5 from me
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