Spinach and cheese concoctions..

I always lust after images of spinach and cheese pastries, whether it’s a Greek spanakopita, or middle eastern ‘fatayer’, or Turkish ‘borek’, or any kind of version; I’m not a big pastry eater though. So, I look for other ways to create these pies or pastries, utilising the lovely flavours of the filling in other ways…

Which is how this aubergine-lined creation came to life. 

It all began with some oven roasted aubergine slices..

And when I finally stopped myself from scoffing them all, I used them to line my dish, then topped the slices with half of this mixture of baby spinach leaves, crumbled feta, chopped fresh mozzarella, chopped chives, dill & parsley, and a sprinkle of nutmeg and two eggs…

Then placed the remaining slices of aubergine over the top. If I hadn’t eaten so many, I could have formed a better top!

I then topped this with grated hard goats cheese and baked until it looked like this..

Oh yes 😀😀😀😀😀 I rarely have this much cheese, but when I do, it’s a joy!!! 

The ‘pie’ held together when I cut into it and created a very lovely meal..

At the same time time I went authentic and made a filo pastry version too, layering three sheets of filo pastry for the base, and folding the edges over the top..

Which I baked until it looked like this..

Another winner..although I preferred the aubergine lined version myself. 

The next day I removed any soggy pastry and chopped up the reminds of both dishes, then threw it all in a pan with some coconut oil and tomatoes and created a whole new dish for my lunch..

Now that was tasty!!!! And very filling!!!

I enjoyed my little venture into cheese overload…that will do for now though I think…! It all tasted great though 😀

37 thoughts on “Spinach and cheese concoctions..

  1. petra08

    I was laughing when I read that you ate the aubergine slices, they look so good I would be inspired to do the same! Very inventive and the end result looks delicious!
    I can almost taste the different textures and flavours.
    I hope your week is good! 🙂

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      1. petra08

        All good, am planning and preparing for the next pop up restaurant. I will do a blog about it but I don’t know where time goes! 🙂


  2. FrugalHausfrau

    I think I missed this post of yours! Ever since I got Chance it seems I have no time to visit – wow, all the versions look amazing – I think I would pick the cheese version, myself! I love how you said that will do for now, though! 🙂

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