Spinach and ricotta Christmas tree

Spinach and ricotta Christmas tree The perfect bake to add to your festive table. There’s something special about sitting around a table, passing plates, sharing, participating and dividing food among one another that pulls people closer. Side by side, shoulder to shoulder, hand in hand, heart to heart, we’ve put together this bake for the festive table. COOK TIME 45 minutes | SERVES 6   INGREDIENTS  400 g fresh spinach, washed and roughly chopped 30 ml (2 tbsp) water zest of 1 lemon 2 large eggs 250 g fresh ricotta 50 g Parmesan, grated salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 2 x 400 g rolls puff pastry, defrosted 1 large whisked egg, to brush white sesame seeds, to sprinkle   METHOD FOR the filling, sauté the spinach with the water in a frying pan over medium heat, about 8 minutes or until cooked, but still tender. Remove from pan and allow to cool completely. Squeeze out as much liquid as possible, using either a muslin cloth or the back of a spoon and a sieve. COMBINE the spinach, lemon zest, 2 large eggs, ricotta and Parmesan. Season generously. Preheat the oven to 200˚C. UNROLL the pastry and place … Continue reading Spinach and ricotta Christmas tree