Prep 30 mins
Cook 10 mins
Haven't tried this one yet, but it looks YUM! Another one adapted from "Cocktails & Finger Food: The Survival Guide to Easy Entertaining"
- 1 French bread, stick (a day or two old works well)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil (of your choice)
- 500 g english spinach leaves
- 90 g cream cheese
- 90 g goat cheese
- 1⁄4 cup finely chopped canned pimiento or 1⁄4 cup roasted red pepper, drained on a sheet of paper towel
- Preheat oven to 200°C.
- Cut bread into thin slices. Brush slices lightly on each side with oil. Place in a single layer on an oven tray. Bake for 10 minutes or until lightly brown, turning once.
- Remove stalks from spinach leaves, place leaves into bowl and cover with boiling water. Stand for about 3 minutes or until leaves have softened. Drain and cool. Squeeze out excess liquid; drain on sheets of paper towel.
- Lay spinach leaves flat, overlapping each other on a piece of plastic wrap, to form a 25 x 20cm rectangle.
- Beat cheeses together until smooth. Spread cheese mixture evenly over the spinach. Top cheese evenly with pimiento/red pepper.
- Using the plastic wrap as a guide, carefully roll up spinach to enclose the cheese. Remove plastic wrap and cut log into thin slices (about 1.5cm).
- Serve on the slices of baked bread.
- Note: The cheese/spinach can be made ahead and kept wrapped in the plastic wrap in the fridge, cooking the bread slices and slicing the roll just before serving. Refrigerating also makes cutting the cheese easier. Herbs could be added to or sprinkled over the cheese mix to taste, or substitute caviar or shredded smoked salmon for the pimiento (yummm).
I tried these because they looked cute in the picture. While they were very labor intensive, it was sooo worth it. They are scrumptious!! I used the canned pimiento as the base. I also made about 80 and served to a small group of 10-15 friends and they were gone within 5 minutes!!
Yum indeeed! Rather than using plastic wrap I rolled using a sushi mat so it wouldn't stick, and rather than pimiento used smoked salmon in the base of the bread before adding the cheese and spinach.