Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Mini Spinach-Artichoke Puff Pastries

I'm quite proud of this recipe because I randomly came up with it one day. Truth be told, it was an inspiration from these Spinach Artichoke Swirls that Mr. Sweets and I love (I'll post the recipe one of these days). This is a simple version of the Swirls!

Are you a fan of spinach like Popeye and I are? How about artichoke? My Momma makes the best artichoke that I can't even come close to replicating. I think she should write a guest-blog on here of her artichoke masterpiece!

Puff Pastry is one of life's little treasures. Its sweet taste that crumbles in your mouth...delectable. 

I have no words for this creation...because my mouth is stuffed full of them!

1 roll of puff pastry chilled...I got the buttered kind this time, but I don't recommend getting it. Try to find plain puff pastry
1 cup cooked spinach...more if you want to have softball-sized biceps!
3 artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
Cheddar cheese
~ Preheat your oven to 350 F/180 C
~ Cook the spinach in boiling water until it is soft 
~ Drain the spinach and add to a medium-sized bowl
~ Add the artichoke hearts to the spinach and mix until combined
~ Using a circular pastry cutter, cut out as many circles as you want in your rolled out puff pastry
~ Place the circles on top of a greased baking sheet
~ Spoon the spinach-artichoke mixture on top of the puff pastry. Try to center it as much as you can
~ Sprinkle the cheddar cheese on top! 
~ Bake until the puff pastry is poofed up and golden! It should take about 20 minutes

Prepare to make this dish many times in your life...

Smooches! xoxo


stephmabry said...

Youuuu should follow my friend dianna's blog:

She cooks too. Lots of baked goods and all kinds of other stuff. :)

Lenae said...

Yummy! I will totally be trying these!

The Jo said...

What a fantastic idea. I think I will make these as mini appetizers at my next dinner party. Thanks for the inspiration!

Michelle said...

Thanks everyone! They are so delicious and such a hit with those I've given them to! :)