Total Time
35mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 5 mins

Ideal as canapes for a drinks party these little phyllo parcels are filled with two different cheesey fillings!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Divide the sheets of phyllo pastry in half so that they measure approximately 4-6in.
  2. Make the parcels one by one, keeping the rest of the pastry under a lightly dampened cloth so that it does not dry out.
  3. Blend together the wilted spinach leaves and soft cheese in a food processor until you have a smooth mixture.
  4. Brush your first sheet of pastry with melted butter, fold in half, brush the surface with butter, turn over and brush the other side with butter as well.
  5. Cut the piece of pastry in half and place about a tsp of the spinach and soft cheese mixture in the centre.
  6. Now gather up the sides of the pastry and gather them at the top, squeezing them together so that they form a money purse shape. Place on a greaseproof tray.
  7. Repeat this process with the rest of the soft cheese and spinach, you should be able to make 20 of them. Place in the fridge.
  8. With the remaining 20 sheets, make them in exactly the same way, substituting the soft cheese and spinach for a small cube of camembert, ½ tsp of cranberry sauce and a sprinkle of cayenne pepper. Place in the fridge to set for about 30 minutes.
  9. Heat the sunflower oil to about 350F and begin cooking the parcels, 4-5 at a time, for 2-3 minutes per batch until they are crisp and golden.
  10. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on lots of kitchen paper until they are cool enough to eat.