I have avoided using gf pastries pretty much since diagnoses because I’ve never found one that fits the bill. They have always either been too oily or have a very similar consistency to.. Well… Cardboard.
Anyways, I had to things I needed to use up and decided pasties were the way to go to feed the 5 mouths in our family. Not wanting to miss out and just wanting to get the torture tasting over with, I ventured to Coles and decided to just get their brand of gf puff pastry (4 sheets for $8.00)…. Cue expected disappointment.
Fast forward to dinner and this is the result…. Beautiful flaky pastry that even the non coeliac kids loved!
These ones were spinach and cheese pastries and so so yummy. I made a big batch and have frozen the rest for later…. Or tonight 😉
My recipe is below and it’s very forgiving, basically change the quantities for individual taste.
1 1/2 cups chopped spinach
1/2 pkt feta crumbled
1 sml tub ricotta
1/2 cup Grated cheese
1-2 shallots chopped finely
1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees
2. Mix all ingredients together
3. Cut your puff pastry into thirds giving you three strips
4. Put a spoon full of mixture on one row and evenly distribute mixture over the pastry leaving about 1/2cm edge
5. Brush egg wash on one end
6. Roll like a scroll
7. Brush egg was on top
8. Place seam side down on an oven tray lined with baking paper
9. Bake for approx 30-40 mins or until golden brown and flaky.
Note: to make pasties, cut your pastry in half lengthways and top to bottom to give 4 squares. Fill one half of the square with filling (like a triangle). Egg wash edges, fold corner to corner to firm a triangle. Press edges down with a fork and egg wash the top.
* The cracks in the pastry are human error, not product. Other brands of gf pastry has always cracked and crumbled making them very Un-usable. I didn’t have to make any “repair” jobs with this one.