Spinach sunburst: good mood on a plate!

The sun is rising later and going to bed earlier. But before you begin to desperately cut photos of romantic sunsets from magazines, first try this recipe! It brings a bit of sunshine to every plate and leaves every guest happy. 

You will need:

For the dough:

  • 4 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 tsp. salt

For the filling:

  • 12 oz spinach
  • 12 oz ricotta
  • 2 eggs
  • 3.5 oz parmesan
  • salt and pepper

Here's how:

  1. Knead the flour, vegetable oil, water, and salt until a smooth dough is formed. Divide the dough into two even portions, and roll each portion out to form a large circle. 
  2. For the filling, mix the spinach, ricotta, one egg, parmesan, salt and pepper together in a bowl. Add this mixture to one of the dough halves in the following manner: a large portion in the center, with the rest forming a ring around the center portion. Make sure there is a bit of distance between the outer ring and the center. 
  3. In and around the spinach filling, brush the dough with your second egg. Carefully place the other circle of dough on top and cut away any excess dough to form a perfect circle. With a fork, press the edges so that the two dough halves are secured together. This also creates a decorative pattern! 
  4. Now make evenly distributed cuts into the outer spinach ring. Turn each each piece onto its side, so that the spinach filling is visible.
  5. Finally, brush the starburst with egg, and bake for 60 minutes at 340°F.

Let the sunshine in! The spinach sunburst not only warms the heart, but also the stomach. Perhaps the coming months will now be a little easier to endure. Enjoy!  


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