Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Roll Up! Roll Up!

Rotoli di Filo con Zucchine, Ravanelli, Feta, Menta & Miele
Filo Rolls with Zucchini, Radish, Feta Cheese, Mint & Honey

What happens when a single guy buys a pack of filo pastry and uses it to bake a little pie... Just like I did on Monday? That's right... He ends up with the dilemma of having half a pack of the stuff left over, drying quickly and causing him sleepless nights because he would hate for it to go to waste!

And so... I didn't let it go to waste... I turned it into something new and delicious instead!

I was tempted to make something sweet... But resisted temptation and made these savory snacks instead, with sweet zucchini, peppery-tasting radishes, salty feta cheese, fresh mint... Oh and then a little sweetness all the same in the form of a nice drizzle of honey... Mmmm!

This was all it took to make 12-15 of these crispy rolls... 1 zucchini, 9-10 radishes, a Spring onion, a half block of feta cheese, plenty of mint and about a tablespoon of honey... Wrapped up 6 sheets of filo pastry, this was as healthy and delicious a snack as you could want!

There are almost completely no-fat.. Just the fat in the cheese and a light brush of olive oil for a nice golden finish... Also very low calorie as zucchini and radishes consist mainly of water anyway... Oh yes! This is as tasty as that healthy stuff can get!

Simply coarsely grate the zucchini and the radius, an equal amount of each, crumble up the same amount of feta cheese and finely chop the mint and the onion.

Simple stir the ingredients together until they are well blended and you are ready to go!

Spread the ingredients out evenly on 2 sheets of pastry, the season with salt and pepper, grate generously with nutmeg and then get ready to roll!

Roll up the pastry snugly but not too tightly and lay it out so that the open ends face downwards.

Now, using a good, sharp, knife, cut the rolls to the length of 2" or so, brush lightly with olive oil and then bake for around 30 minutes at 110-120C.

When tho pastry is slightly brown, remove the rolls from the oven and give them a light drizzle of honey, then return them for a final 5 minutes or so until they become as delicious looking as the ones in my photo!

Simply yummy and delicious!

The great thing about these is the combination of favors as I have already mention... Sweet, savory, peppery and mild all at the same time! I like that! And I think that you will too! 

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