La Différence

La Différence
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Friday, 9 March 2012

How the make filo triangles, these are cheesy, leeky.

Cheesy Leeky Filo Triangles

I love to make these little filo triangles. These are filled with a cheese & leek mixture, but they are wonderful made with Spinach & Feta cheese or even with  sweet filling such as apple & cinnamon. Just use your imagination and away you go !

I have used JusRol frozen filo sheets here. Each packet should make around 24 triangles
Open up the sheets cut the sheet in half then place on top of the other half. Cut this pile in half, and place on top, cut again and you will have 48 strips of filo. Keep the pile covered with a damp tea towel to stop it drying out while your making them.

Brush with oil or butter and place a second strip on top
Add a couple of teaspoons of the filling and make the first fold upwards
Brush a little more butter up the strip.
Fold up & over to the left, then up and over to the right until you reach the top.
Tuck under any excess and you will have your triangle
place on a buttered oven sheet, brush with melted butter or olive oil and bake in a hot oven 230c for around 10-15 minutes or until crispy, and golden brown
Recipe For the Cheesy leeky triangles 4oz strong cheddar cheese grated 1 large leek, rough leaves removed, finely sliced & sauteed in a little oil or butter a little grated nutmeg, black pepper & salt to taste. Just mix together & follow the pictures. *The one rule is to never overfill them or they will burst when baking*. Recipe For the spinach & feta the recipe is almost the same, use the regular packet of spinach, cooked & with every last bit of water squeezed out , 4oz Feta, add a couple of finely chopped spring onions & a little chopped mint, nutmeg & salt and pepper as before plus 1 egg yolk to bind. You can brush with olive oil instead of butter if preferred


  1. These looks delish Dor. My husband is obsessed with cheese and leeks. I might have to treat him. x


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