Pinwheels are seriously easy to make and they taste great. You can play around with sweet and savoury flavours and pretty much whatever you have in the fridge. If you’re having friends over for drinks, make these as the perfect snack accompaniment to have on the table or serve as canapés.
My savoury pinwheels:
I used tomato purée, a little leftover feta, some parmesan and oregano.
Then I made a sweet batch with raspberry jam, cinnamon and raisins: Here’s what you do: Take a sheet of puff pastry, spread on your chosen filling. Roll it up. Cut them into equal portions and bake in a preheated oven, 200’c for approximately 15 minutes. That’s it.
Here’s a few flavour combinations ideas for you.
Cranberry and walnut
Jam and mint
Honey, cinnamon and nuts
Shredded coconut and dried fruit
Jam and chocolate chips
Pesto and cheese
Goats cheese and sun dried tomatoes
Mango pickle and cheese
Cheese, pickle and mustard
Walnut and goats cheese
Spinach, dill and paneer
Red onion and goats cheese
Jalapeños and cheddar
Blue cheese and walnut
They are quick, simple, inexpensive and delicious!
Peace and loaf
The other day in the supermarket I was in the baking aisle. Needless to say, I can spend hours just looking at what’s available. Suddenly, I saw the enormous section of pre-made cake mix. They have brownies mix, chocolate cake, victoria sponge cake, lemon cake, marble cake, carrot cake, cookies, scones, muffins and so much more! All you have to do is add an egg, some butter or water and that’s it really.
The array is quite astounding; you can pretty much get anything you want. Then, of course, there’s also all the cupcakes mixes for children with different cute toppers. I couldn’t help but be intrigued and while my initial reaction was some what of a snobbery baker, I found myself compelled to buy the Tesco brand and do a taste test. (Watch this space!) I was pretty gob smacked by the price too as they are all well under £1.
There are many other brands such as Betty Crocker, Mcdougalls, Dr Oetker and celebrity chefs own brands. As I continued shopping I was wondering why people buy pre-made mixes and came up with a number of suggestions. Maybe they don’t enjoy baking? Maybe they think it produces a good product? Or maybe its just so much quicker?