Spinach tortilla bites
|500 g||flour — brown bread|
|5 ml||Robertson's baking powder|
|60 ml||margarine — low fat|
|225 ml||water — luke warm|
Remove the stems from your spinach leaves. You want to break up the spinach as much as possible to be able to work it into your dough; for this you could use a food processor (I used a smoothie maker.)
Add your water and spinach to your food processor and pulse until smooth.
Mix together the dry ingredients and rub the margarine in with your fingertips to resemble coarse breadcrumbs.
Add the water and mix the spinach mixture until well combined. Turn on to a floured surface and knead for two minutes until dough is smooth.
Divide dough into 12 pieces and roll into a ball. (Divide in half, divide each half in three and divide the three balls in half again, repeat with the other half of the dough)
Place onto a floured baking tray and cover with a damp cloth. Leave to rest for one hour.
Roll each ball out onto a lightly floured surface to form very thin circles.
Use cling wrap or wax paper when you place the dough on top of each other and keep the pile covered with a damped cloth as you roll out each tortilla circle.
Heat a heavy-base frying pan over high heat and place one tortilla in the pan.
Cook for a 5 to 10 seconds, then turn over and cook for another 5 to 10 seconds.
Your pan should be extremely hot and you will see bubbles forming on your tortilla as you cook them.
Remove from the pan and cover with a damped cloth to keep them warm and pliable. keep the pile well wrapped until all are cooked.
Filled tortilla bites
One filled tortilla will give you about 6 tortilla bites depending on how you thick you cut them.
To keep your tortillas pliable you could reheat them in the microwave for +- 10 -20 seconds.
Fill the tortillas by spreading them with cream cheese and cold meat slices. Spread another thin layer of cream cheese over the cold meats.
Tightly roll up your tortilla and keep aside under a damp cloth, repeat with the rest.
Cut your rolled tortillas into slices and secure with a toothpick.
They tend to dry out fast so be sure to cover them before you plate them for your guests.
Chop up small pieces of onions, red peppers or olives and mix it in with a tub of plain cream cheese.
You can add any veggies to your tortillas bites as long as you cut them thinly to ensure they still hold their form when rolled up, try carrots, peppers and lettuce.