Monday, September 17, 2007

Monday Recipe: Spinach Cheese Poofs

This simple recipe is sure to impress your guests. You can make them a few hours ahead and then warm them up just before guests arrive.

What you need:
  • 1 box frozen chopped spinach
  • 2 handfuls of grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 package of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls (I use the light version)
  • 1 small package of soft, herb goat cheese (any pre-packed cheese in the dairy isle of supermarket will do)

What to do:
  • Preheat oven according to directions on Crescent Rolls container
  • Defrost the spinach in the microwave and drain the excess water. To get it completely dry, one trick is to use a kitchen towel. Just put the spinach in the kitchen towel and wring it out over the sink. You will get every last drop.
  • Flour a hard, cool surface -- either a baking sheet or counter top
  • Carefully pop and unwrap the dough from the packaging, unrolling it lengthwise and laying it out horizontally or "landscape" direction
  • Using the tips of your fingers, gently push together the dotted edges so that it forms a uniform sheet of dough. You can use a floured rolling pin to help this process, but it doesn't have to be perfect.
  • Take the cheese and spread it out on the dough.
  • Sprinkle spinach all over the top.
  • Layer a handful of the grated cheese on top.
  • Roll the dough lengthwise into a long log. Roll the log out a bit skinnier with your fingertips and then slice into even pieces, about a half inch thick.
  • Lay each little circle pinwheel on a baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Sprinkle the rest of your cheese on top.
  • Bake according to package directions or until light, golden brown.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature.


linz said...

Are these the things you make that I CAN'T STOP EATING whenever you serve them? If so, you owe me five pounds.

Brooklyn Enthusiast said...

LOL - yes, they are the best!