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Spanakopita (Greek Spinach pie)


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Ingredients

20 portion(s)

dough

  • 525 g lukewarm water
  • 20 g olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 900 g bakers flour, special white if you can
  • 100 g Butter, melted

filling

  • 500 g Fetta, in large cubes/pieces
  • 3 bunches english spinach, washed (can use baby spinach too)
  • 1 onion, cut in half
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6
    1h 10min
    Preparation 30min
    Baking/Cooking
  • 7
    medium
    Preparation
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    Appliance TM 5 image
    Recipe is created for
    TM 5
    Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!
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Recipe's preparation

    Dough
  1. Prepare a rectangular dish with oil or butter (approx 30x35cm)

    Place all ingredients for dough (minus butter) into bowl and mix 10-15 sec on speed 5.5.

    Knead Dough mode 3 mins. It's a large amount of dough, so may need some assistance with the spatula. Let dough rest for 10 minutes, covered so it doesn't dry out

    To prepare dough, cut into 2, then each into 5 balls (you end up with 10 balls of dough).

    5 are for the top pastry sheet and 5 for the bottom.

    Roll out each piece of dough into a small plate size (10-15cm). Top each rolled out dough with melted butter and layer one on top of each other. Leave the 5th piece on top without butter.

    Roll the layered and buttered 5 pieces of dough into one large piece of dough to fit your dish. It should be larger than your dishes with pieces of pastry to fold in over the filling.

    Only do the bottom layer to begin with and line your dish. You can will repeat this process for the top layer once filled.
  2. Filling
  3. Preheat oven to 180 degrees

    Ensure spinach is washed thoroughly and place into a bowl.

    Place onion into bowl and chop for 3 seconds on speed 7. Mix with spinach by hand until combined well.

    Place fetta into bowl (only if hard fetta, if soft, you can crumble directly onto spinach using hands), and chop for a few seconds on speed 5/6. Keep doing this till you have a crumbly mixture of cheese.

    Layer pie (on top of base pastry in dish), with some spinach and cheese, spinach and cheese. Repeat until all spinach and cheese is used. Sprinkle a small amount of salt through spinach (optional).

    Drizzle a the oil once layered spinach.

    Roll out next 5 balls the same way you did the base. Fold over the base pastry onto spinach then lay the recently rolled top piece on top of spinach. You can lay it so it's flat or as the picture suggets, wrinkle it up to get a lovely crunch. By wrinkling it up, you can use all the pastry so no wastage.

    Score or cut through pastry to make 20 pieces (dependant on choice of portion size). This will make it easier to cut when cooked.

    Brush top with remaining melted butter and cook for 40mins or until golden brown.
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Tip

You can halve this recipe if you want to make a smaller pie. Place cooked pie onto wire rack to allow the base to cool without softening the pastry.


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  • I didnt did the dough, I used filo dough, but this...

    Submitted by toni_rb on 2. January 2018 - 03:33.

    I didnt did the dough, I used filo dough, but this filling is amazing. Very good taste.

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