Spinach & Feta “Flat Tires”

From the kitchen of Nova Scotia's Kelley Edwards comes these awesome appetizers - just in time for holiday entertaining...

Spinach & Feta “Flat Tires”

KELLEY EDWARDSThis recipe is very similar to the Lebanese Fatayer, which is an individual pastry, great for appetizers or finger foods.

Fantastic to freeze - going well from freezer to oven, they are also easy to transport so they make a great treat if you're invited out and want to bring something to add to the festivities.

They're great to have on hand too...just in case company drops by. Kelley

ingredients

For the dough

1 1/2 teaspoons white sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast

1 1/4 cups warm water (110 degrees F to 115 degrees F)

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

2 tablespoons olive oil

4 cups flour

For the Spinach Filling

1/2 pound fresh spinach, finely chopped

1 small onion, chopped

1 clove garlic, finely chopped

2/3 cup  lemon juice

2 teaspoons vegetable oil

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled

method

In a small bowl, stir together yeast, sugar and hot water; set aside until bubbles form on the yeast's surface.

Stir in salt and olive oil.

Place flour in a large bowl, then stir in yeast mixture and bring mixture together to form a soft dough.

Working on a lightly floured surface, use your hands to knead the dough until it's satiny smooth and soft, about 15 minutes.

Cover dough with a clean towel and set aside to rest.

*If you have a bread machine, this can be made by simply adding all ingredients and selecting the "dough" setting.

steps for flat tiresPreheat over to 425 degrees.

Saute garlic, onions and spinach in frying pan with lemon juice,  just enough to wilt the spinach.

Combine and add salt and pepper

Shape dough into 2 inch diameter balls. Roll out dough and make circles about 2" in diameter

Place 2 teaspoons of filling in the center of each ball of dough.

Top with crumbled feta.

Cover filling with dough and form into triangular shape. (Start with pinching one side together and then fold the remaining side down. Pinch to seal)

Bake for 10-15 minutes on greased baking sheet, until golden brown.

Allow to cool 5 minutes and serve immediately. If you freeze them, they can be reheated by wrapping in foil and heating in the oven, or simply by heating them in the microwave for a minute (once thawed)

2 Comments »

  1. Looks super yummy!

    Comment by Lorna Mac Neil — December 21, 2013 @ 8:08 pm


  2. Yum yum gimme some!

    Comment by A.G. MacRae — December 21, 2013 @ 9:11 pm


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