Challenging Arts & Crafts

an easy spinach tart....

I always have filo pastry in the fridge and I buy them readymade from our  supermarket' s a versatile dough you can use for anything sweet or salty... and it´s a quick way to bake something without spending so much time in the kitchen..

One of those quick baked goodies we prefer to have at home is this
 quick & easy spinach tart and this is how I make it..


1 pack filo pastry

200 grams frozen young spinach leaves, thawed and 
liquid squeezed

1 pack Mozarella around 150 grams, sliced
2 medium size tomatoes sliced
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 medium onion, sliced thinly
1 tbsp Cream fraiche 
salt & Pepper to taste
margarine to coat the pie dish
vegetable oil for frying


1. roll out the filo sheet onto a pie dish that was previously coated with margarine, trim the edges with your finger so that the dough covers the whole baking dish.. bake in a preheated oven, middle rack at 200 °C for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven, set aside.

*blind baking is not necessary as the middle part of the dough will 
be flattened soon as it is filled with spinach).

2. Fry the crushed garlic, add the sliced onions, sliced tomatoes, spinach, 
sauté until becomes soft, add the creme fraiche and blend well...
season with salt & pepper according to your taste.

3. Add the spinach mixture into the crust and bake at 180°C around
 15 minutes or until the cheese starts to melt... Serve hot!

Happy Baking !!!