I’m Sarah, and I’m addicted to pastry. I’m Sarah, and I’m addicted to bread. So imagine my junkie joy when I discovered these little beauties…
Spinach and Ricotta pasties. Made with yeast, risen and kneaded as a dough; eats like a pastry. Stodgy enough; crisp enough. Perfect.
However, I did make a number of alterations in my version: I added a bit more chilli to my mushroom mix as I like a fiery kick (I find the suggested mix a little bland, so even if you don’t fancy extra chilli, I would add some herbs or a good amount of seasoning; the ‘Parmesan’ that I used was a veggie alternative found in a local health shop (try to find some as it really does improve the flavour of the pastry); and, finally, I joined my pastry at the top, rather than the side (as seen in the picture accompanying the recipe) as I think it looks a little more beautiful.
I have been busy. As in, Tuesday, house hunting in London, Wednesday, baking 7am until 7pm in North Yorkshire, and Thursday, playing host to fifty of my mum’s fellow golfers as part of her Captain’s Day celebrations (I made these brownies, these slices and these cupcakes). And so Friday saw a day off, sat watching Wimbledon, surrounded by cats and loved ones, eating these morsels of comfort (helped down with left-over brownies…). Perfick.