Placinta cu spanac / Spinach pie

Nu stiu cat va mai dura iarna. Imi doresc sa dureze cat mai putin. Eu iubesc mult soarele, vara, verdeata.
Sunt nascuta primavara, in aprilie. Probabil din aceasta cauza tanjesc dupa caldura, verdeata si flori.
Iubesc serile de mai cu parfumul lor de tei si salcam. Ador iarba verde si florile viu colorate. Nu-i de mirare ca atata gri ma sufoca!
Simt nevoia sa aduc primavara macar in bucatarie si in casa. Zambilele, brandusele si lalelele trebuie sa fie prezente mereu in casa noastra la sfarsitul iernii; astfel imi aduc aminte ca mai am putin de suportat! In bucataria mea e musai sa am salata verde si spanac, ridichi de luna si ceapa verde. Nici saptamana aceasta nu face exceptie; am facut o placinta cu spanac pe care vreau sa v-o arat si voua. Poate va inspira!
Ingrediente blat:
– 10 g drojdie
– 600 g faina (si 100 g pentru pus pe masa)
– 50 g unt
– 300 ml lapte cald
– 100 g cascaval
– 1 ou pentru uns
– susan

Ingrediente umplutura:
– 400 g piure de spanac
– 2 catei de usturoi
– 2 oua
– 100 g cascaval
– sare

I don’t know how much time this winter will last . I wish it will last just a little bit time. I love so much the sun, summer and the greenery. 
I was born in spring, in April. Maybe that’s why I crave for everything that means spring. 
I love May nights with their linden and acacia flowers scent. I love green grass and colorful flowers. That’s no wonder why so much gray chokes me!
I need to bring spring in my kitchen and in my house. Hyacinths , crocus and tulips must always be present in our house in winter’s end; that’s how I remember that I have so little time to bare! I my kitchen it’s a must to have romaine salad and spinach, radishes and green onion. This week makes no exception; I baked spinach pie and I want to show it to you. Maybe it will inspire you!
Ingredients for dough:
– 10 g yeast
– 600 g flour (and 100 g to put on the table)
-50 g butter
– 300 ml warm milk
– 100 g pressed cheese
– 1 egg to put it on the pie
– sesame
 
Ingredients for filling:
– 400 g mashed spinach
– 2 garlic cloves
– 2 eggs
– 100 g pressed cheese
– salt

Puneti laptele cald, drojdia, untul si cascavalul razuit intr-un bol. Amestecati bine si apoi adaugati jumatate din cantitatea de faina. Amestecati pana cand compozitia devine omogena. Puneti un prosop peste bol si lasati compozitia la dospit 20-30 de minute, intr-un loc suficient de cald.

Put warm milk, yeast, butter and grated pressed cheese into a bowl. Mix well with a spoon and add half of flour’s quantity. Mix until you’ll obtain a homogeneous composition. Cover the bowl with a napkin and let the composition to yeast 20-30 minutes, in a warm place.

Cand compozitia este dospita se adauga restul de faina si se framanta 5-6 minute. Se imprastie faina pe masa si se pune coca. Aceasta se va imparti in doua bucati egale.

When the composition finished yeasting we’ll add the rest of the flour and we’ll knead for 5-6 minutes. We will spread flour on the table and we’ll put the dough. We will divide it in two equal pieces.

Prima bucata se intinde pe masa si apoi se pune intr-o forma de copt. Se decupeaza in forma tavii.

The first piece will be stretched on the table and after that we will put it in a baking form. We will cut up the dough to obtain tray’s shape.

Se pun toate ingredientele pentru umplutura intr-un castron si se amesteca. Usturoiul si cascavalul se vor razui pe razatoarea mica.
Compozitia obtinuta se pune peste aluat si se niveleaza.

We’ll put all the ingredients for the filling into a bowl and we mix them with a spoon. Garlic cloves and pressed cheese will have to be grated on the small grater.
The obtained composition will be put on the dough and will be equalized.

Se intinde a doua bucata de coca si apoi se pune in tava. Se decupeaza dupa forma tavii. Resturile de coca se pot folosi pentru decorare. 🙂
Apoi placinta este unsa cu ou batut si se adauga susan (eu am avut negru).
Se baga in cuptorul preincalzit. Placinta se coace la temperatura medie cca 35-40 de minute (in functie de cuptor).

The second piece of dough is stretched on the table and after that was put in the tray. We will cut it in order to have tray’s shape. The rests of dough can be used to decorate the pie. 🙂
With a brush we’ll spread an beaten egg on the pie and we add sesame (I had black sesame). 
We’ll put in the preheated oven. The pie will be baked at medium temperature for 35-40 minutes (depends on  what kind of oven you have).

Asa ca am facut placinta cu spanac. In plus, am si cateva floricele dragute pe ea :))!

So I made spinach pie. And more, I even have few nice flowers on it :))!

Inca astept primavara…
Still waiting for the spring…

10 comments
  1. foarte buna placinta cu spanac…
    decorul e super…mai ales foricele:)

  2. Multumesc, Simona! 🙂

  3. Violette,ma bucur mult ca iti place placinta mea cu flori ! 🙂
    Te mai astept pe la mine!

  4. nu stiu cat va mai dura pana vine vara ca la noi de azi iar s-a intors iarna :(((
    placinta ta arata foarte bine, in culori primavaratice 🙂

    o duminica cat mai frumoasa

  5. Multumesc, Roxana! 🙂

  6. You've done this pie so beautifully. Congrats!

  7. Thank you, Shirley! 🙂

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