Monday, April 30, 2012

Savoury Pinwheels

The perfect Saturday afternoon - good friends, a little champagne, delicious food and cuddles with a precious baby girl.

These pinwheels are perfect finger food.  They are very easy and quick to prepare.

Spread a thawed puff pastry sheet with basil pesto.  You can't beat home made pesto but I didn't have time to make my own so brought a good 'home made' version from a deli.  Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.

At this point you can roll the pastry sheet up and slice it or you can add a bit more flavour.  I sautéed a finely diced onion, bacon and garlic in a little olive oil.

Spread over the pesto and parmesan
Roll up as tightly as you can and slice - I got about 12 pieces out of each pastry sheet

Bake in a 200 degree oven for about 15 minutes until golden brown

The finished pinwheels

I made three varieties: the basic pesto and parmesan, the bacon and onion version and some with pesto, parmesan and finely diced roasted red capsicum.  All were delicious.  Other good ingredients would be finely diced olives or sun dried tomatoes - however the 'flatter' the ingredients the easier it is to roll the pastry sheet up tightly and this gives the nice pinwheel shape when sliced.

And what better way to finish off a lovely afternoon than with some chocolate!

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