Healthy Eating

After fresh ideas for meals that are healthy but still pack a flavour punch? We've got salads and vegetable-packed bowls to soups and light desserts.

Subscribe to Gourmet

Subscribe to Australian Gourmet Traveller before 24th July, 2017 and receive 6 issues for only $35!

Gourmet digital

Subscribe to Gourmet Traveller for your iPad or Android tablet.

Finalists for Bar of the Year 2018
28.07.2017

Whether it's a late-night spot playing hip-hop at full volume, a throwback to the glamour of yesteryear or a bar-restaurant that slips the collar of definition, these three Bar of the Year finalists have all nailed one essential detail: good times.

Finalists for Regional Restaurant of the Year 2018
27.07.2017

These three restaurants - Fleet, Brae and Igni - might not be in capital cities, but the journey there is part of the unforgettable experience they offer.

Living off the land in winter
27.07.2017

The life of a farmer revolves around the seasons. Come winter, a certain thriftiness is needed in the kitchen to make the most of meagre produce, writes Paulette Whitney.

Why breakfast isn't the most important meal of the day in Italy
27.07.2017

Italy's claim to being the greatest of the world's cuisines has one key weakness: breakfast. But, argues John Irving, there's more to the story than first meets the eye.

Reasons to visit Los Angeles in 2017
27.07.2017

The hottest spots to eat, drink, play and stay on your next trip to LA, rounded up into one perfect day.

Reasons to visit Canberra in 2017
27.07.2017

Your guide to a perfect stay in Canberra, from where to sleep to the exhibitions you need to check out.

Restaurants with rooms
27.07.2017

Some of Australia's best dining destinations take the hassle out of a weekend stay by offering their own on-site digs where you can hit the hay in style after your meal.

Finalists for Maitre D' of the Year 2018
26.07.2017

The maitre d' is your first introduction to a restaurant - they do as much to create a sense of ambience as lighting, tableware and music. And these three professionals are top of the class.

Ricotta and cinnamon pastry pillows


You'll need

225 gm (1½ cups) plain flour, sieved 2 tbsp olive oil 1 small egg yolk 370 gm ricotta 1 lemon, finely grated rind only For deep-frying: vegetable oil   Cinnamon sugar 80 gm (½ cup) pure icing sugar, sifted 1 tbsp ground cinnamon

Method

  • 01
  • Combine flour, oil, yolk, 125ml water and a pinch of salt in an electric mixer, beat until combined and smooth (2-3 minutes), then cover with plastic wrap and rest at room temperature for 1 hour.
  • 02
  • For cinnamon sugar, combine ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
  • 03
  • Combine ricotta and lemon rind in a bowl and set aside.
  • 04
  • Preheat oil in a deep-fryer or deep-sided saucepan to 180C. Divide dough into eight pieces, then roll each on a lightly floured surface to a 5mm-thick round, dusting with flour if dough is too sticky. Place a tablespoon of ricotta mixture in centre of each pastry round, spreading slightly. Fold opposite sides of pastry over to meet in the centre, then pinch edges to seal. Fold short ends in to form a rectangle and pinch to seal. Deep-fry in batches until golden (2-3 minutes), then drain on absorbent paper. Dust with cinnamon sugar and serve warm.

These pastries are a Cypriot specialty known as bourekia. Use a good full-fat ricotta from a delicatessen and drain it well; ricotta from the supermarket is too wet and will make the pastries soggy. If you have time, drain the ricotta further by placing it into a muslin-lined sieve overnight in the refrigerator. Be sure to roll the pastry very thin.


At A Glance

  • Serves 8 people
GT
Signature Collection

Find out more about the Gourmet Traveller Signature Collection by Robert Gordon Australia, including where to buy it in store and online.

Read More
Recipe collections

Looking for ways to make the most out of seasonal produce? Want to find a recipe perfect for a party? Or just after fresh ideas for dessert? Either way, our recipe collections have you covered.

See more
2017 Restaurant Guide

Our 2017 Restaurant Guide is online, covering over 400 restaurants Australia wide. Never wonder where to dine again.

See more

At A Glance

  • Serves 8 people

Featured in

Mar 2010

You might also like...

Spring recipes

recipes

Pork skepasti

Kourabiedes

recipes

Sesame rings

Baklava fingers with honey syrup and halva ice-cream

recipes

Goat’s cheese cake with figs and honey

Almond and rose kataifi with watermelon salad and strawberry and ouzo sorbet

recipes

Greek pastry puffs with lemon curd

conversion tool

 
get the latest news

Sign up to receive the latest food, travel and dining news direct from Gourmet Traveller headquarters.

×