Gluten-Free Puff Pastry Spinach Cheese Cups
This Gluten-Free Puff Pastry Spinach Cheese Cups is a winner of a recipe. Buttery puff pastry, ricotta and cheddar cheese, spinach and a hint of garlic with nutmeg filling. The pastry is flaky and golden, and the filling is cheesy filled with spinach
These puff pastry spinach cheese cups are the perfect summertime appetizer or add a salad and make it into a light dinner. You can’t beat the buttery pastry…it melts in your mouth! Gluten-free puff pastry is especially delicious when served fresh from the oven and slightly warm.
♥ For the pastry.
To get that flaky buttery crust, you have to be patient. The dough is made with yeast meaning it has to rise. And being it puff pastry, it also has to be chilled. So, this recipe calls for extra time for the dough to become perfect. Once the puff pastry dough is ready, it’s easy going.
To form the pastry cups, you roll the dough out to about 1/2-inch thickness. Then using a cookie cutter or a glass cut the dough into circles. Place the circle into a muffin cup and press against the bottom and sides. Now the puff pastry cups are ready to be filled.
♥ For the filling.
The filling is super easy to make. First, you steam fresh spinach for about a minute. Remove any excess moisture, chop it and mix it with cheese, eggs and seasoning. See… super easy! Fill the prepared pastry cups and bake until golden.
At the end of baking, sprinkle the tops with extra cheddar cheese and bake few more minutes until the cheese has melted. YUM!
3 Tips for making perfect gluten-free puff pastry.
First, because we are using yeast, make sure that the yeast is fresh. It should foam after 10 minutes after it’s mixed with warm milk and a sweetener. If it doesn’t, the yeast is old and will not work in this recipe. Always keep dry yeast in the refrigerator to keep it fresh.
The secret to puff pastry is the butter! The butter must be super cold. I always place my butter in the freezer fifteen minutes before I need it. The butter needs to be cut into small cubes, so you want it to be well chilled
Now, you have to be patient. The dough has to rise, and then it has to be chilled before you can start shaping the pastry cups.
Making gluten-free puff pastry can be intimidating, and it takes extra time. However, if you follow these three simple steps, you will get great results. The best part…there is nothing better than flaky, buttery puff pastry filled with a savoury, cheesy spinach filling. If you have any leftovers for the next day, pop them in a hot oven for a few minutes until they are warm to touch or heat them in a microwave for about 20 seconds.
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