Haggy Housewife's Spinach Puffs for a crowd ( or hungry teenager): Part Two of filling recipes

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

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So many recipes.. so little time….

To blog

I’m working on it… really I am…

Here is part two of what to do with Danish pastry dough…

I really should call it something else… because so far I haven’t made one Danish with it..

“Waist expanding dough”?

“Sheets of buttery goodness”…

“The perfect dough to wrap everything in”

That last one was too long

I will think of something… later.. or if anyone has any idea’s let me know.

I am gonna eat some crow here…

And admit I am still using some packaged foods..  seasoning packets really… I should go and find some recipes for them… but… it is so easy to just buy them…

Well at least your dough is homemade.. 

Ranch dressing mix… Aldi carries these.. about half the price of the name brand stuff at Krogers.. and not near as salty too…
And I love salt… everything goes better with salt..
And butter…
( I shouldn’t blog when I am hungry)

Ok.. enough.. back to what I was talking about

I used to mince my garlic.. but washing the mincer was so frustrating I decided to just start slicing…

Onion diced

Plop some cream cheese in a mixing bowl

Dump in your ranch dressing mix

Sauté your onions and garlic and dump those in too

Now your chopped spinach

Mix those up really good.. 5 to 7 minutes

That pastry rolled out and cut, my biscuit cutter is somewhere enjoying it’s vacation… so I used a wide mouth ring… takes a little more elbow grease to use but it is the perfect size…

Plop some filling in the middle of the circle…

Press the seams together… repeat till all filling is used up..

I made 48 spinach puffs, using two of the three sheets of dough I made… laying them on a cookie sheet I shoved them in the freezer for about 30 minutes and then off into a plastic bag and back into the freezer until I needed them for the next day.

Haggy Housewife Spinach Puffs for a crowd
Two packages of ranch dressing mix.. ( the dry stuff)
Three 8 ounces packages of cream cheese
One large onion, diced
6 garlic cloves, diced, sliced, minced… whatever your poison is
Two packages of frozen chopped spinach ( the small boxes)
Two sheets of pastry dough
One egg white well beaten

Thaw out pastry dough and spinach ( squeeze spinach really good after it is thawed.)
Slice and dice up spinach and garlic.. sauté till caramelized
Add all ingredients in mixing bowl and mix till combined
Cut out dough
Place about 1 tablespoon of filling in circle
Press seams together and lay out on ungreased baking sheet
Continue until all dough is used ( I had about ½ tablespoon of filling left over when my dough was finished)
Place in freezer for about 30 minutes.. then remove from pan into a freezer safe container or bag.
Before baking brush puffs with beaten egg white
Bake for 30 minutes @ 375


Anonymous said...

You never fail to push my hungry button. I want these!!!

Mountain mama

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