A Beautiful and Sunny Spinach Pie

Ingredients

for the dough:
500 gr of flour
90 ml of extra virgin olive oil
200 ml of warm dry white wine
2 tsp of salt
for the stuffing:
350 gr of boiled spinach
350 gr of ricotta cheese
1 egg
100 gr of grated Parmigiano Reggiano or Grana cheese
salt
pepper
breadcrumbs

Preparation

1
Mix all the ingredients for the dough and work the dough until it becomes uniform (using a mixer or not).
2
Cover it with plastic wrap while preparing the stuffing.
3
Boil the spinach and squeeze it to eliminate the water.
4
Cut it with a sharp knife to facilitate.
5
Mix it with the ricotta cheese.
6
Add the egg.
7
Add the grated cheese, salt and pepper.
8
Amalgamate all ingredients.
9
Preheat the oven to 180°C/356°F.
10
Divide the dough in two.
11
Create 2 circles of 30cm/11.8in each using a rolling pin.
12
Place the 1st dough circle on baking paper.
13
Spread some breadcrumbs on it.
14
Place part of the stuffing in the center of the circle and the remaining creating another circle around, as seen on the photos.
15
Cover it with the 2nd circle of dough.
16
Wet the borders and attach one to another using a fork.
17
Place a small bowl over the central stuffing and punch with a fork all around.
18
Using a sharp knife cut the borders in 3cm/1.2in slices.
19
Turn them upside 90°.
20
Bake for 30 minutes in preheated oven at 180°C/356°F.

 



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Springtime is in the air, and the simple view of this sunflower shaped pie made me feel good. Here in Italy the weather isn’t as good as it uses to during this period, and this pie brought fortune as today is a beautiful sunny Springtime fresh day :-)

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Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 8:56am

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