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Happy Sunday Everyone!

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Happy Sunday everyone!
Do you like weekend baking projects?
These Spinach & Leek Hand Pies are probably one of the easiest and most fun savoury pastries to make on a weekend. There is no intricate dough shaping, a lot of room for imperfections and improvisation but absolutely no compromise on flavour.
The credit for this delicious recipe has to go to my partner in crime @mambakid who initially named this dish “Antonio’s Lament” and to this day, I’m not entirely sure what it means but I know it has something to do with Red Dead Redemption II.
So I try to imagine a cowboy getting these pies from the town bakery and snacking on them out of a paper bag while riding out into the sunset looking for his next adventure. Here are the ingredients and directions you’ll need to make these:
For the dough:
* 3/4 cup of all purpose flour
* 3/4 cup of whole wheat flour
* 2 tsp of salt
* 1/2 cup or more if needed, lukewarm water
* 2,5 tbsp of olive oil or melted butter for a vegetarian option
* 1 tbsp of nigella seeds (optional)
For the filling:
* 2 leeks chopped
* About 2 large handfuls of spinach
* 1/2 yellow onion, diced
* About a handful of each chopped fresh parsley and dill
* 1 tbsp soy sauce
* 2 tbsp of olive oil
* 1 clove of garlic
* 1 tsp of black pepper
Preheat your oven to 190°C or 374°F. Prepare the dough by mixing all the ingredients in a bowl and kneading until you have a nice uniform dough and let it rest covered in room temperature. In a large sauté pan, start by sautéing onion and garlic in olive oil then add all the other ingredients and keep sautéing until the leek has softened. Set it aside and let filling cool. Roll the dough into small circles, fill them with the filling, brush a little water on the edge and seal them with using a fork. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes. You can brush the pies with a little oil after they’re done for a glossy look. You can use store-bought puff pastry dough and replace nigella seeds with sesame seeds but I really recommend giving the dough recipe a try. It’s super easy and has a beautiful flakiness to it.
Don’t forget to save this recipe for later and have a great Sunday!