Cheese filo triangles recipe

  • Serves 18 (makes 18)
  • 15 mins to prepare and 30 mins to cook
  • 146 calories / serving
  • Freezable
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These delicious filo pastry triangles are crammed with smooth Cheddar and creamy ricotta cheese and make for a super simple kids' lunchbox treat or tasty afternoon snack.

Preheat oven to gas 4, 180°C, fan 160°C. In a bowl, combine the ricotta and Cheddar cheeses, the chives and the beaten egg and season with salt and pepper. Place 1 sheet of filo pastry on a flat surface and brush with butter. Top with a second pastry sheet to make 2 layers. Cut lengthwise into 3 strips. Cover the remaining pastry with a damp tea towel until needed. This will prevent it from drying out.

Place 1 heaped teaspoon of the cheese mixture in the corner of the first layered pastry strip. Fold over diagonally to form a triangle. Continue, making roughly 4-5 folds, while keeping the triangular shape. Discard any excess pastry.

Place the finished triangles on a lined baking tray. Prepare the next pastry strips in the same way, by layering two pastry sheets and cutting lengthways into 3 strips, then brushing with butter.

Repeat the process until you have a total of 18 triangles. Brush with the remaining butter. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden and crisp. Serve immediately.

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  • Ingredients

  • 150g (5oz) ricotta cheese
  • 150g (5oz) mature Cheddar, grated
  • 10g (1/2 oz) chives, finely chopped
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 250g (8oz) filo pastry
  • 150g (5oz) butter
  • Energy 605kj 146kcal 7%
  • Fat 11g 15%
  • Saturates 6g 31%
  • Sugars 1g 1%
  • Salt 0.3g 5%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 9.2g Protein 3.8g Fibre 0.5g

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