Updated: Jun 26
Perfect starter for any party or a snack for children after school. These pinwheels flavours can be varied depending upon your tastebud.
I just love puff pastry and you will too after you try this recipe. I always keep a sheet of puff pastry in my fridge. You can nearly bake anything whether sweet or savoury using this pastry dough. Puff Pastry Pinwheels are very versatile. You can add anything into them as filling. As long as they have cheese in it, it will taste great!!!!
Puff Pastry pinwheels are perfect for an after school snack or as a snack for any party. Today I am sharing just 1 type of filling but you have a hundred options available. If you have a sweet tooth then you can use any kind of marmalade, jam, Nutella or any chocolate spread. If you have a savoury tooth then use can use any spread of your choice with either veggies or a combination of veggies with cheese. If you are a true cheese lover you are at the right place today.
What is a Puff Pastry?
Puff pastry, also known as pâte feuilletée is one of the most beautiful doughs ever. It's made up of hundreds of thin layers of butter wrapped between hundreds of thin layers of dough. It's like a flaky light pastry made using composed dough and some solid fat(margarine or butter). When we bake this dough in the oven all the layers make a gap by the melting fat in between and each layer gets separated from each other. It's awesome.
Making a puff pastry from scratch can take up to a day or two. So simply the procedure I am making a store-bought dough today. You can find it in any cold zone section of a good supermarket. I buy my dough from modern bazaar. This dough will last for 4 days in your fridge. Once you will understand the baking process, the world is your oyster. Shape your dough as you like and complement it with your favourite filling.
How temperature changes the output?
This dough is very temperature sensitive. Whether you see this in the recipe and procedure or not you should always keep your dough cold. It's one of the basic requirement while working with puff pastry. If the temp is high your fat will melt and the dough will not retail its shape.
250 gm of pastry dough (I am using 1/2 sheet right now)
3-5 tbsp of pizza pasta sauce
3 cheese sheets (or 1/2 cup grated cheese)
1 egg for egg wash
Some oregano and salt to sprinkle
Lay your sheet of dough on the counter and roll it into 1/2'' thickness. Spread pizza pasta sauce of your choice and top with some cheese. Now sprinkle some salt and oregano. Apply egg wash at one end of the rolled dough (This will help in sticking it together).
Roll the dough in a log. Keep it in the fridge for 15 min. This will not deflate your dough while cutting it using a serrated knife.
Take your dough out and cut 1 inch thick circles and arrange them in the baking sheet. Apply egg wash on the top and sides.
Bake these for 15-18 min at 200C in a preheated oven or until they turn into golden brown colour.