How To Make Pasta Flora – Greek Jam Tart Recipe


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Pasta Flora, or pasta with vegetables and cheese, is a Greek pasta dish that has been around for centuries. It’s traditionally made in Greece during the month of November when fresh produce is abundant. The pasta takes its name from “flowers” which are also plentiful at this time of year. Some people prefer to use spinach as well as other leafy greens but you can make pasta flora any way you like it.

We’ll be showing you how to make pasta flora today!

Ingredients:

Pasta Flora
  • 1 pack of ready rolled puff pastry, thawed if frozen
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen summer berries (we used blueberries and blackberries)
  • 3 tbsp caster sugar, sifted

Method:

Pasta Flora
  1. Preheat oven to 200C/180C fan-forced.
  2. Melt butter in a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat. Add the sugar and berries, stirring well until the sugar dissolves.
  3. Simmer for 5 minutes or until fruit starts to soften then remove from heat, allow to cool slightly.
  4. Cut the puff pastry into 10cm circles using a medium round cutter or upturned glass. Transfer to a lightly greased baking tray, brush the edges with milk, and top with berries.
  5. Bring up the sides of the dough around berries to enclose them completely – pasta flora are meant to look rustic so don’t worry if it doesn’t stay absolutely sealed!
  6. Brush pasta with more milk then sprinkles over poppy seeds (optional).
  7. Bake pasta for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Serve pasta warm or at room temperature. If you want, you can drizzle over some sweet syrup made by mixing together 2 tbsp water, 1 tbsp lemon juice, and 3 tbsp caster sugar after pasta comes out of the oven – yum!

Nutrition Facts:

One pasta flora has around 501 calories. One pasta flora has 39g carbs, 30g sugar, 17g fat (7g saturated) and 9g protein.

Health Benefits:

This pasta flora recipe is really easy to make with simple ingredients that you probably have in your kitchen! It’s perfect for using up summer berries.

Pasta with vegetables are good for you because they contain dietary fibre, antioxidants, vitamins A and C, folate, potassium, iron, calcium and magnesium. They also have a low glycemic index because pasta is made with refined wheat flour, not wholemeal.

This pasta flora recipe is perfect for kids too! Fruits and vegetables are important parts of a balanced diet and pasta flora combine the two into one tasty dish. If you serve pasta flora with some protein like feta or ricotta then it becomes a more substantial meal.

Summary

This pasta flora recipe is so easy to make and it’s perfect for entertaining. It tastes delicious served either hot or cold, making it great for picnics or potlucks. You can enjoy pasta flora with a glass of iced Greek coffee – that will really take you back to your trip to Greece! Pasta flora are the perfect way to celebrate November, the month of flowers!

FAQs

Q: Is pasta flora a pasta dish?

A: Yes, pasta flora is a pasta dish.

Q: What country did pasta flora originate from?

A: Pasta flora originated in Greece.

Q: Is pasta with vegetables and cheese healthy?

A: No, pasta with vegetables and cheese isn’t healthy because it has too much sugar in it.

Q: What ingredients are needed to make pasta flora?

A: In order to make pasta flora, you need 1 pack of ready rolled puff pastry, 3 tbsp unsalted butter, 2 cups fresh or frozen summer berries (we used blueberries and blackberries), 3 tbsp caster sugar, sifted, one medium round cutter or upturned glass, poppy seeds (optional), and 1 tbsp lemon juice.

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