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Feta & Spinach Pizza Rustica

This recipe is a take on the "Matonella Materana", a fast food snack filled with ham and cheese that I adore when I visit my fatherland. My version is slightly healthier and by no means less tasty; it will be love at first bite!
(Serves Four-Six)
  • Jus-Roll Puff Pastry (x2 250g)
  • Flour for dusting
  • Tomato Puree
  • 350g Feta Cheese
  • 250g Spinach Leaves
  • 1 Egg, beaten 
Preheat Oven to 190C.

You will need a standard oven baking tray approx: 36cm x 34cm

Dust a clean surface with flour before placing the puff pastry pieces down for rolling, roll to the dimensions of your baking tray ensuring each piece fits snugly.

Dust the baking tray with flour and lie the base piece of puff pastry onto the tray. Spread a generous amount of tomato puree on the pastry leaving a 1cm border all the way round the base.

Crumble 200g of feta cheese onto the base, add the spinach keeping the 1cm border clear, then scatter the remaining 150g of feta cheese on top.

Coat the 1cm border with egg, now cover the filling with the pastry making sure that both pieces are "sandwiched" together by pressing down with your fingertips.

Make multiple pricks to the tops with a fork then brush the rest of the beaten egg.

Bake for 30mins, until beautifully crisp and golden-brown.

Remove from the oven and let rest for 4-5mins. Cut into x16 slices and serve on its own like traditional pizza or a side salad.


Tried It? Liked It? Tweaked It? Let me know!
Patz x


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