Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Gluten free cheese & spinach rolls - gluten free picnic part 2!

There was so much deliciousness at this picnic, I got nowhere near trying everything.  My highlights were Craig's potato cakes of deep fried amazingness & caramel slice - I have no idea who made this but it was so good!  I used to love caramel slice & haven't eaten it for a very long time, now I definitely want to try making it myself.

I changed my mind so many times when trying to work out what my savoury food was going to be for the picnic.  I had originally planned to make a layered mexican dip with one of the layers being a cheesey queso, then changed my mind to cheese & pesto scrolls & then at the last minute decided on cheese & spinach sausage roll type things.  Bec had previously mentioned that you can buy a gluten free, vegan frozen pastry & even though it is really expensive (3 sheets for $10) it is super easy so I found some at Coles in Coburg & used this.

For the filling I pretty much made it up as I was going but the approximate recipe is:

  • 2 boxes frozen spinach (thawed & drained)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 packet silken firm tofu
  • 3/4 tub tofutti cream cheese
  • 1/2 - 3/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella cheezly
  • 2 sheets Pastry Pantry pastry
Preheat oven to 220 degrees 

Defrost pastry sheets

In a food processor blend the cream cheese, tofu & nutritional yeast

Transfer to a mixing bowl & add spinach, garlic, cheezly - mix well & season well

Cut each pastry sheet in half, add filling & roll up

Place on oven tray & cook until browned - I think mine took about 20 minutes


  1. These were delicious! I had heard mixed reviews about the gf puff pastry but was pleasantly surprised. Not very puffy, admittedly, but definitely very tasty. :-)

  2. yum yum! you're inspired me to make spinach and ricotta rolls!! mmmm

    omg. John Waters. I almost suffocated from not being able to stop laughing. He was brilliant. I love him.

  3. those spinach rolls were excellent - and all your ideas sound excellent - and now you mention it I think I might have seen the pastry - will have to check if my sister has seen it too!

  4. They were amazing, Toby is jealous because he didn't get to try the, wasn't fast enough I guess.