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Spinach Roll

Spinach Roll

Spinach Roll

Roll

500 g blanched and strained spinach*
100 g butter
100 g flour
100 ml milk
4 eggs
1 clove garlic (optional)
salt to taste

Puree spinach in a blender. Heat deep pan and fry spinach, butter, flour and milk for a very short time, just enough that it all combines well. Add salt and if you wish pressed garlic. Beat egg yolks and egg whites separately, each in another bowl (egg whites should be beaten stiff). First, stir beaten yolks into the spinach, then fold egg whites carefully. Line oven pan with baking paper, grease paper with butter and pour the batter in it. Bake in a preheated oven on 200°C/390°F. I’m not stating baking time as it varies from oven to oven. Best is to stay in front of the oven and check if a toothpick comes out clean when inserted. As soon as you take the dough out of the oven roll it, without removing the paper, then wrap the roll into a kitchen cloth. This step is crucial, do not skip it!

Spinach Roll

Filling

200 g feta cheese
100 g finely diced ham**
3 boiled egg yolks (boil 3 eggs and take their yolks)
180 g sour cream with 20% milk fat

Squash cheese and egg yolks with a fork. Combine with sour cream and ham.

Assembling

While it’s still a bit warm, unroll the roll, remove baking paper and spread the whole filling over. Roll it again and wrap tightly into aluminum foil. Leave in the fridge overnight. Do not let roll cool completely before you spread the filling, as if it does, it’ll crack.

*1 kg fresh cleaned spinach is enough to get you 500 g blanched. Put it in a lot boiling water and cook enough to soften, then put on a strainer and let strain by itself (overnight in the fridge would be the best, just don’t squeeze the water out with your hands). You can also use chard for this roll, it will only get a bit darker in color.

**You can use chicken or turkey ham, but do not use any wet ham!

Note: I have drawn out a winner of Tito’s cookbook from the hat and it is Marta Bigus. Marta, congratulations!

Note: This is my entry for 4 years anniversary of Weekend Herb Blogging event, created by Kalyn, and hosted by Haalo this week.

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38 Comments

  • melrose November 7, 2009 5:23 am

    It reminds me of many happy New Years celebrations:)

  • Marigold November 7, 2009 6:52 am

    uuuuh…kako ti ovo predobro izgleda! :)

  • Ljilja November 7, 2009 7:33 am

    Bez ovog ni jedno slavlje ne prodje. Ukusno, lepo i elegantno. Savrseno si ga napravila :)

  • MASATERA November 7, 2009 7:57 am

    Prekrasno izgleda !!!

  • SE(Denufood) November 7, 2009 8:01 am

    hey I am first time here..came through spontanaradokuha, you have a great space with awesome recipes..do stop by at my blog

  • zurin November 7, 2009 8:30 am

    What a beautiful roll!!!! you're a very skilled baker n cook. :))

  • majloV November 7, 2009 8:37 am

    :))Zanimljivo!p.s. A ya sam "direktni krivac" za popularizaciju tog recepta kod naseg zivlja :)Mozda nisi videla pa zaviri ;)http://majlovgourmetcafe.blogspot.com/2009/07/majlov-vrh.html

  • Anonymous November 7, 2009 8:57 am

    Looks delicious! Is this intended as a side dish, as an appetizer, how would you serve it? Thank you!

  • Rosa’s Yummy Yums November 7, 2009 10:34 am

    That is a lovely roll! I bet it tastes wonderful!Cheers,Rosa

  • Andrea November 7, 2009 12:07 pm

    Vidim po komentarima da je ovo dosta popularno jelo. Ja ga međutim nikad nisam do sad vidjela, a ni jela. :)Volim sve u kombinaciji s fetom, a ovo i super izgleda. :)

  • Andrea November 7, 2009 12:12 pm

    P.S. Čestitam na objavljivanju recepta mada upće nisam sumnjala da će tvoje izabrati. ;)

  • Gaga November 7, 2009 3:18 pm

    Pravila slično i volim ove rolate sa spanaćem. Nego, morala sam da primetim da ti je korica savršena, ko pod konac!

  • pegasuslegend November 7, 2009 3:50 pm

    very beautifully done :)

  • lululu November 7, 2009 4:46 pm

    wowowowowow, it looks too beautiful!

  • Tina November 7, 2009 6:48 pm

    Looks beautiful and tempting…

  • melrose November 7, 2009 9:40 pm

    Samo da dodam, ja sam uglavnom jela ovu rolnu sa nadjevom od dinstanih gljiva i luka u skuti…hit da svim slavljima davnih 80tih (tada sam bila jos dijete, ali sam kao i sada obozavala jesti i kuhati)

  • momgateway November 7, 2009 9:43 pm

    This is so interesting!

  • alison November 8, 2009 12:41 am

    fantastic !such a wonderful recipe!

  • Brie: Le Grand Fromage November 8, 2009 6:09 am

    what a beautiful way to enjoy healthy food – love it!

  • Rochelle November 8, 2009 8:08 am

    Gorgeous spinach rolls! And they look yummy and healthy :)

  • Cookin’ Canuck November 8, 2009 9:31 am

    What an original recipe! I never would have thought to serve spinach in this way. It sounds delicious.

  • Goldie November 8, 2009 11:10 am

    Congratulations on getting your recipe published! What a great accomplishment for you! :)

  • Sweet Corner November 8, 2009 1:09 pm

    nesto savrsenije jos nisam vidjela, majstorski!

  • Just me November 8, 2009 3:00 pm

    once i made something similar…but yours sounds more yummy…i'll have to do your recipe soon! bye,have a nice week!bia from canada!

  • Miranda November 8, 2009 3:46 pm

    I am being honest, this is one of the most unique and yummiest looking post I have seen in a really really long time.I love spinach!!! SO YUMMY!!

  • jessica November 8, 2009 7:15 pm

    spinach and feta! what a lovely pairing!

  • Katie November 9, 2009 6:40 am

    Wow what an amazing colour. Looks so appealing. Will give this one a go!

  • Veggie Belly November 9, 2009 1:18 pm

    wow! what a unique recipe! i love the color of this spinach log! brilliant!

  • Kalyn November 10, 2009 6:32 am

    What a gorgeous dish, and congratulations on having your recipe published in a magazine too. That must be quite exciting. Certainly your recipes and photos are well worthy of that kind of exposure!

  • Graziana November 11, 2009 2:44 am

    Your roll is amazing!

  • Junglefrog November 11, 2009 8:08 am

    Congratulations on the publication! How cool is that! I love the look of that dish too… :)

  • gastrodiva November 15, 2009 2:29 pm

    Super izgleda, imam i ja sličan recept, ali i ovaj tvoj ću probati. Šteta što ne stavljaš recepte na srpski jer recepte koji mi se svide copy-paste i imam za "cili život", a to mi nije gušt sa engleskim tekstom. Pozdav iz Makarske.

  • Marija November 15, 2009 2:39 pm

    @gastrodiva – bice za mesec-dva prevodi svih recepata

  • lusitania November 17, 2009 1:11 am

    tvoje fotografije me pozivaju da sto prije ovo probam…

  • Anonymous December 18, 2009 11:07 pm

    оно што сам тражио, хвала

  • Anonymous March 6, 2010 12:26 pm

    My mom does it with slightly different filing, with cottage cheese (Polish twaróg), garlic and salmon. But with ham seems to be just as good :)

  • senija March 16, 2010 4:18 pm

    senijaovaj rolat je super ja sam pravila za pot luck za posao njamyyy, su svi bili odusevljeni

  • Zazuza April 11, 2010 9:17 am

    wonderful recipe! I need to try it: spinach is something that I gladly eat :)

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