Spinach Pastry

This spinach pastry is one thing I always enjoy eating. Though it makes for a proper snack or even a meal.


Course: Breads, pastry

Cuisine: Caribbean


  • Pastry:
  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp. 30 g shortening
  • 2 tbsp. 30 g butter
  • 3/4 cup cold water
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • Dash of salt
  • Filling:
  • 2 tbsp. 30 g butter,
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 1 1/4 cups finely chopped spinach
  • ½ tsp. Freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp. chive finely chopped
  • ½ tbsp. celery
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes or to taste
  • 3/4 – 1 cup cheddar cheese grated
  • 1 egg beaten


  • Make the Pastry:
  • Sift flour and salt into large bowl. Using fingertips, rub butter and shortening into flour mixture.
  • Using a spatula, stir in combined water and lemon juice.
  • Roll dough into ball, divide in half. Place in plastic wrap. Refrigerate over night.
  • Preparing the Spinach:
  • Chop the spinach.
  • Meanwhile Preheat oven to about 350 degrees F.
  • Melt butter in medium saucepan, add onion, cook until onion is soft. Add chive, celery, nutmeg and pepper.
  • Stir in spinach, cook for 5 minutes. Stir well.
  • Stir in the cheese. Set aside, to cool.
  • Roll out dough on floured surface.
  • Using a cutter, cut rounds 5 inches in diameter.
  • Note: We used a Dough press to cut the rounds.
  • Fill pastry rounds with 1 1/2 tbsp of spinach mixture.
  • Seal the spinach pastry in the press or use a fork
  • Brush with a little egg. Bake uncovered in 350 degrees F oven 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Serve cool.

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