Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Spinach and ricotta pie for lunch

I found this recipe on Pinterest
I think it's so pretty.
I forgot to take a photo after it was baked,so it looks a little pale here

It's an Italian recipe and I call it an Italian Sunburst 

The recipe is so easy 

500grms flour
200mls warm white wine (I found I needed more than this so just keep adding as needed)
90mls extra virgin olive oil(I also added a little more oil)
2 tspns salt
Bring it all together into a dough
Wrap in plastic wrap and put in the fridge for 30mins
Meanwhile  cook a large bunch spinach until tender
Drain and squeeze out most moisture, cool
Mix with 350grms ricotta cheese and 1 egg
then 100grms of tasty cheese grated pecorino or similar
Salt and pepper
breadcrumbs (optional)

Divide dough into 2 and roll each out into 30cm circles
Place 1st one on a baking paper sheet Sprinkle on some breadcrumbs
then add stuffing,as follows
A little mound in the centre and leaving a space around this,
place a circle of filling leaving a little space around the edge.
Wet around the edge with water.
Place the second piece of dough on top
Press an upside cup over the centre and press all around the cup with a fork to form a pattern
then remove the cup

Press the dough all around and over the second circle of filling
Trim the edges and decorate with a fork
Cut into slices all around as in picture,then twist each one over on its side.
as in picture
Brush with egg and transfer to a baking tray and bake
in a moderate oven until golden and base cooked well.

We had friends for lunch and teamed the pie with
a nice crisp salad and salmon mornay

I set the table with a pink,shabby chic look
Plain pink and pink with rosebuds napkins
and fresh rose buds in a little vase

I made the napkin rings out of white fabric creating  a rose on top

I am visiting some nice linky parties this week
The links on my side bar

I hope you are having a nice week
xx jeanetteann


Alessandra said...

Mmmm...delicious! I love this recipe and also my little son. Your tablescape is very romantic and every detail is such pretty.

Mindie Hilton said...

Looks really good. I am deep into the Pillsubry bake off, so all these type recipes catch my eye. I was a semifinalist last year, but hope to make it this year. Thanks for the inspiration. Have a great end of the week.

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

Love the flower design of this dish. It sounds good too! Thanks for sharing this at What We Accomplished Wednesdays! Have a super week!


Shabby chic Sandy said...

That looks so yummy! Your table looks beautiful too--I love the pink. :)

Michelle Pitts said...

Your table looks gorgeous. HPS Michelle

Liz Hockamier said...

Your main course is a Flower! :) I love that! I bet it was gorgeous when it was baked. Of course your shabby chic table is perfect!
Thank you for joining in for FCF! :)
I'm so glad you did!

LV said...

I love Italian food. This is something I never heard of but sounds so good.

Jenn R. said...

Very nice table setting and wow, that dish looks wonderful as you progressed. Bet it was good, sounds good.

Happy Pink Saturday!

GardenOfDaisies said...

Oh my, this looks sooooo good!