Spinach Biscuit

  • 100 grams (3.5 ounces) spinach leaves
  • 50 grams (1.75 ounces) flour
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 pinches of salt


  • 200 grams (7 ounces) low-salt red fish
  • 150 grams (5.3 ounces) cream cheese
  • 0.5 avocado
  • fresh dill


  • Blender

    Essential for grinding spinach and yolks together smoothly. Ensure it's powerful enough to handle leafy greens.

  • Mixing Bowls

    One for whipping egg whites and another for combining spinach mixture. Stainless steel or glass is preferred for best results.

  • Silicone Spatula

    Perfect for gently folding mixtures without deflating your whipped egg whites.

  • Baking Tray

    Size around 20x30cm, lined with baking paper for easy removal of the sponge base.

  • Whisk

    Essential for beating egg whites to stiff peaks. A stand mixer can make this process quicker.

  • Sharp Knife

    Needed for slicing the fish and avocado nice and thin.


Step 1

Step 1: Separate the whites from the yolks. Grind the spinach with the yolks in a blender until smooth. Ensure the spinach is thoroughly blended to avoid chunks in the batter.

Step 2

Step 2: Add the flour to the spinach and yolk mixture, and mix until well combined. A whisk can help remove any lumps in the batter.

Step 3

Step 3: In a separate bowl, whip the egg whites with the salt until they form stiff peaks. For best results, ensure your bowl and whisk are clean and dry.

Step 4

Step 4: Gently fold the whipped egg whites into the spinach mixture using a silicone spatula. Be gentle to maintain the airiness of the egg whites.

Step 5

Step 5: Preheat your oven to 356°F (180°C). Line the bottom of a 20x30 cm (8x12 inches) baking dish with baking paper.

Step 6

Step 6: Pour the batter into the prepared dish and smooth it out evenly. Bake for 10 minutes. Check at 8 minutes to avoid over-baking.

Step 7

Step 7: Carefully remove the spinach biscuit from the oven. Transfer it with the baking paper onto a towel (paper side down) and let it cool completely. Cooling on a towel prevents condensation and sogginess.

Step 8

Step 8: Once cooled, spread a generous layer of cream cheese over the biscuit. If desired, sprinkle with fresh dill for extra flavor.

Step 9

Step 9: Arrange slices of low-salt red fish evenly over the cream cheese.

Step 10

Step 10: Place sliced avocado along one of the longer edges of the biscuit. This makes it easier to roll up the biscuit.

Step 11

Step 11: Roll up the biscuit from the avocado end, separating it from the baking paper as you go. Roll tightly for a good shape, but not too tight to prevent squeezing out the filling.

Step 12

Step 12: Serve the roll immediately, or refrigerate if you prefer a cooler option. For a neater presentation, trim the ends before serving.


This spinach and red fish pastry roll is a versatile dish that can be served in numerous delightful ways. 🌟

For a fancy brunch, serve it alongside a simple green salad and a light vinaigrette. The freshness of the greens will complement the rich flavors of the pastry roll. 🥗

Hosting a gathering? Cut the roll into bite-sized pieces and serve as an elegant canapé. Arrange them on a platter with some lemon wedges and a sprinkle of dill for a touch of sophistication. 🍋

If you're planning a more casual meal, pair the pastry roll with some crusty bread and a selection of pickled vegetables. The acidity of the pickles will balance the creaminess of the filling perfectly. 🥒

For wine lovers, a crisp white wine like Sauvignon Blanc will beautifully enhance the flavors of the red fish and cream cheese. Cheers to that! 🍷


Looking for *gluten-free* or *vegan* options? We’ve got you covered! 🌱

**Gluten-Free Variation**: Substitute the regular flour with a gluten-free flour blend. Ensure that your baking powder (if used) is also gluten-free.

**Vegan Variation**: Replace the eggs with aquafaba (chickpea brine) to whip up your mixture. Opt for a vegan cream cheese alternative and swap the red fish with thinly sliced, smoked tofu or roasted red peppers for a satisfying bite. 🥑


  • How do I prevent the egg whites from deflating when folding them into the spinach mixture?

    Fold the mixtures *gently* using a silicone spatula in a circular motion until just combined, taking care not to over-mix.

  • Can I use frozen spinach instead of fresh?

    Yes, but make sure to thaw and drain it thoroughly to remove excess moisture before blending with the yolks.

  • What’s the best way to slice the roll evenly?

    Use a *sharp knife* and wipe it clean after each slice to ensure neat cuts.

  • How can I enhance the flavor of the cream cheese filling?

    Incorporate fresh herbs like dill and chives, or add a squeeze of lemon juice for a zesty kick.

  • Can I make the pastry roll ahead of time?

    Yes, you can prepare and assemble the roll a day in advance. Store it in the refrigerator wrapped snugly in plastic wrap to keep it fresh.

  • Is there an alternative to using red fish in the filling?

    You can use smoked salmon, prosciutto, or even roasted vegetables for a vegetarian twist.

Nutrition facts

Snack roll with spinach
Recipe Yield:4 servings
Calories:Per serving
Calories (Min - Max):250 - 300
Total Fat:15g
Saturated Fat:6g
Total Carbohydrate:10g
Total Sugars:2g