Feta Filo Triangles

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Apparently what my family really should have asked for this Christmas is better immune systems – we all succumbed to either hacking coughs or stomach bugs on Christmas Eve and couldn’t have our traditional party tea all together.  However, my mum and I battled through to have our own mini celebration, and miraculously everyone was sufficiently recovered on Christmas Day to at least have some dinner and fizz together on a very merry day indeed, celebrating not only the festive season but also a family engagement.

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The highlight of the party tea was these filo triangles.  They are a Christmas Eve staple in my family, and making them with my mum has become a seasonal tradition.  We always work as a production line, she brushing the filo sheets with oil (which I’m too heavy-handed to do), me spooning in the filling and rolling them up tightly (which she can never do tightly enough).  We work well as a team, and it’s such a fun little ritual which often descends into madness as the excitement and exhaustion of the day catches up with us:  much of the procedure is spent chuckling away.  The end result is always delicious and savoured by everyone – eating them and making them are equally fun.

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And I’m not 100% sure, but I do suspect these little nibbles played a part in our overnight recovery…so they may be doctor approved too!

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Feta Filo Triangles

From Good Housekeeping Vegetarian, makes 20-24

Ingredients:

225g packet filo pastry

olive oil, for brushing

300g feta cheese

4 tbsp pine nuts, toasted

2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley/coriander

1 tbsp chopped fresh dill

1/2 egg, lightly beaten

pinch of nutmeg

pepper

Method:

1.  Preheat the oven to 190C and grease a baking tray.

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2.  Prepare the filling.  Crumble the cheese into the bowl, and add the pine nuts, herbs, egg, nutmeg and pepper.  Mix well with a fork.

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3.  Cut each filo pastry sheet into three long strips (or get your glamorous assistant to do it).

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4.  Brush each strip with oil.

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5.  Place a heaped teaspoon of filling near the bottom corner.

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6.  Start folding up the pastry into triangular shapes, flipping it over and working your way up.

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7.  Place the triangles on the prepared tray and brush with a little more oil.

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8.  Bake for 20-25mins until crispy and golden brown.  Let them stand for about 5 minutes before serving.

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