Can you smell the Spring in the air? The Sun is gaining in strength and the days are becoming longer and warmer. We'll be soon celebrating the first day of Spring and then, Easter. Have you ever wondered where the word Easter comes from? Ostara takes its name after the Germanic goddess, Eostre/Ostara, who was traditionally honored in the month of April with festivals to celebrate fertility, renewal and re-birth. It was from Eostre that the Christian celebration of Easter evolved. Here's a recipe as green as it can be, filled with spring vegetables.
Einkorn 'Green Goddess' Pie
For the dough : combine 4 and a half cup of einkorn flour with 1 cup butter and enough cold water to get a nice stretchy dough. Use spirulina powder if desired (one tsp is enough to get a good result without the 'spirulina' taste). Refrigerate for 30 min. For the filling : Combine spring veggies (I've used what was left in the fridge - potatoes from yesterday, carrots, peas, spinach, onion greens). Stir fry until tender. This can be done as a vegetarian dish, but add bacon if desired.
1. Preheat the oven to 350 F/180 C. For best results, pre-bake the bottom layer (I divided the dough into two halves) 10 minutes, then fill in with veggies.
2. Roll out the top layer of the dough and cover the veggies. You'll be left with enough dough to create leaves, flowers etc.
3. Bake for 30 min.