Spinach and Anchovy Pie (Torta Ta L-Ispinaci U Ncova)

Recipe by Lara Familua
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READY IN: 1hr 30mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • PIE DOUGH.
  • pile flour and salt on clean surface and make a well in centre.
  • add yeast and sugar in tepid water & mix with fork.
  • leave for few min and add into the well.
  • using fork and circular movement, bring flour from inner edge of the well and mix into water.
  • when dough comes together, knead with hands until you have smooth springy dough.
  • flour top of dough and cover it with cling film and let it rest for 15min in room temperature.
  • PIE FILLING.
  • heat olive oil on a medium to low heat.
  • when hot pour onions and cook until transparent (stir occasionaly).
  • pour in basil and cook for 2 minute.
  • add spinach and stir well.
  • turn heat on low and cover pot.
  • Stir occasionaly.
  • when spinach softens, add anchovies including oil and stir well.
  • finally add black olives, stir well and switch off heat.
  • taste before adding salt
  • (and pepper) since anchovies are salty.
  • uncover pot and allow to cool before outting it on top of the dough.
  • preheat oven at 350 deg F.
  • Prepare a baking container and apply butter on every side then put some flour and cover all sides. discard excess flour.
  • roll open dough, lay it on dish.
  • pour filling.
  • cover filling with dough.
  • when done fork surface of pie and brush with egg.
  • cook until dough is golden brown.
  • serve cool or warm.
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