Spinach and Feta Puff Pastry Tart
Created by Jake’s Kitchen for Phantom Apparel
The aromas of this fantastic meal are sure to fire up your tastebuds and fire up your spirit. Get ready for fluffy puff pastry that melts in your mouth, a garlic and spinach filling with crumbled feta topping, and an easy tart recipe anyone can make at home. Another case of fine cuisine made easy by Jake's Kitchen for Phantom Apparel.
- 1 Sheet of ready rolled puff pastry
- 400g of Baby spinach
- 1 Garlic Clove
- Half a tea spoon of Dijon mustard
- 1 Tablespoon of mascarpone
- 75g of Crumbled Feta
- Olive Oil
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- 1 Beaten Egg
Start by preheating your oven to 200 degrees centigrade. Place a sheet of grease proof paper on a large flat baking tray, and lay your rolled our puff pastry on top of this.
Grate the garlic and gently cook it with olive oil in a large saucepan. Add your spinach and turn up the heat until the leaves are wilted and start to release water. At this point, you need to take it off the heat and transfer to a sieve. Using the back of a spoon, press out any excess water so you're left with a mixture that's full of flavour.
Put it back in the pan, and back on the heat. Now we're adding our Dijon mustard, mascarpone and salt & pepper to taste and mixing evenly. Once it's all mixed together, spread this mixture over the rolled out pastry, leaving a 2cm to 3cm border around the edge. Spread your crumbled Feta cheese on top of your mixture.
Make a light incision into the pastry around the edge of your spinach mix with a sharp knife - this allows your pastry edges to puff up during cooking! Beat your egg an brush the edges of your pastry with it.
Put it into your preheated oven for 20 - 25 minutes or until the edges are puffed up and golden. Dress with a green salad for extra colours and zing.
"Cooking has been a big part of my life since leaving university almost 17 years ago. I’ve never really seen it as a job, more a passion which I am fortunate enough to earn an income from. Knowing how to cook has also been so useful when it comes to my other passion - exercise.
I’m not obsessive about it but I know that I feel much better after I’ve done some, not just physically but mentally too. And it’s always been easier if I am eating well. I don’t like diets or fasts, but just try to apply a bit of common sense. Nothing is off limits, but I do pay attention to what I’m eating ands its usually easy to tell if something is doing more harm than good. Moderation is the key!
Life can be super busy so for me its all about being able to prepare food which is delicious, uncomplicated, and most importantly quick, but without compromising on health. I’m lucky that my background in food has helped me build up a bit of knowledge which I can use when cooking for myself and my family, and I'm pleased to share it with you through the Phantom Apparel brand."