Sunday, 27 October 2013

Spinach and "Cheese" Puffs

Oh. My. GOD!!! these are SO GOOD! and so easy...
I will say no more...

Spinach and "Cheese" Puffs

Ingredients for the filling:

1/2 cup cashews

1 cup water

1-2 Tablespoons nutritional yeast flakes (optional, but it makes the whole thing more "cheesey")

1 large bunch sliverbeet or spinach, steamed and finely chopped

1 egg

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1/4 cup chopped fresh oregano

1 tablespoon fresh of dried basil

dash of cumin powder

Ingredients for the pastry:

1 batch of Cream puff pastry 


Place cashews and water in a bowl leave to soak for half an hour. Drain. Blend with nutritional yeast adding water until you reach a smooth, thick paste. Add in the remaining ingredients and mix well. Set aside. Bake your cream puff pastry for 20 minutes,Remove from oven and turn oven down to 180 C. Fill  puffs with spinach and cashew mix and bake for another 10-15 minutes or untill the filling and pastry are well cooked. Serve warm or cold.