Pack up the wicker basket, comfy rug and a footy, it’s picnic season! Now is the time to experiment with tasty sandwiches, tarts, pies, cold cuts and other picnicy delights.
Just remember not to forget our Gluten-Free friends. Unfortunately wheat is not on their menu, so sandwiches, pies and tarts are usually excluded from the picnic basket – until now.
I have discovered a delicious ready-made pastry that is perfect for anyone with dietary restrictions. The Pastry Pantry pride themselves on making tasty pastry that is:
I opted for the Rough Puff Pastry for my tart and set out to create a dish to serve to the family for Christmas lunch.
Blind bake your pastry (Blind Baking).
Preheat your oven to hot.
Half-fill a large bowl with water boiled from the kettle.
Add your spinach to the bowl and allow to wilt for about 10 seconds.
Drain spinach thoroughly and squeeze out all excess water.
In a large frying pan, melt butter over a medium-low heat.
Saute garlic, onion, spring onion, dill and shallot until clear.
Add spinach to the pan and coat.
Stir through fetta cheese.
Season to taste.
Add the spinach mix to the blind baked pastry.
Bake tart for 20 minutes.
Can be enjoyed hot or cold.
Serves 6 for a light meal.