Italian Filling for Yeast Pastry Dough
 
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Recipe type: Pastry
Serves: Makes about 24 buns
Ingredients
  • 1 pound Italian sausage
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 Cup pine nuts
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 pound spinach, cooked, squeezed dry and chopped
  • 1 Cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 egg beaten with
  • 1 Tablespoon milk or water
Instructions
  1. Remove sausage from casings, crumble into skillet; saute over medium-high heat until browned. Drain well and transfer to mixing bowl.

    Heat olive oil and saute pine nuts until golden. Add garlic and cook briefly. Add to sausage along with spinach, ricotta and egg; mix well. Season with salt and pepper.

    Roll out dough, cut into 4-inch squares. Place 2 tablespoons filling in center of dough, Fold over. Seal with tines of fork. Place on lightly greased baking sheet. Let stand in warm place for 15 minutes. Brush with egg wash.

    Bake in a 425 degrees F. oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Cool on wire racks.

    Serve at room temperature.
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