How to prepare Spinach Pie

This dish reminds me of Pop Eye (the cartoon character) which loves to eat Spinach, as Spinach gives him a lot of energy to fight against Evils. So Today’s Recipe Spinach Pie will also gives you a lot of Energy. Enjoy preparing it and eat with joy.

Ingredients:

PASTRY

  • 1½ cups wholemeal plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable salt
  • 1½ cups wheatgerm
  • 125g (40z) vegetable margarine
  • ⅓ cup water, approximately

FILLING

  • 2 bunches spinach (approximately 20 stalks)
  • 500g (1lb) potatoes
  • 250g (80z) cottage cheese
  • ½ teaspoon basil
  • ¼ teaspoon mixed herbs
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable salt

How to Prepare:

Pastry:

  1. Sift flour and salt into bowl, add husks in sifter to flour, fold in wheatgerm.
  2. Rub in margarine until mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs, mix with enough water to make a stiff dough: knead lightly.
  3. Roll out half pastry on floured surface to 23cm (9m) circle using saucepan lid as guide.
  4. Put pastry circle on to greased oven tray, spoon over cold spinach mixture, spreading to within 2.5cm (1in) of edge of circle, pilmg up in the center.
  5. Brush edge of pastry with water.
  6. Roll out remaining pastry to 30cm (12in) circle.
  7. Carefully lift over spinach, casing edges together: press edges together with fork.
  8. Trim edge with sharp knife, make two slits in top of pastry.
  9. Brush pastry with water.
  10. Bake in hot oven 15 minutes, reduce heat to moderate, cook further 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Filling:

  1. Wash and chop spinach.
  2. Pet in saucepan with just enough water to cover base of saucepan, cover, cook until tender drain well.
  3. Peel potatoes, cut into cubes, cook in salted water until tender: drain.
  4. Combine spinach, potato, cottage cheese, basil, mixed herbs, nutmeg and salt, mix well, allow to cool.

[Serves 4 to 6]

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