Friday, March 19, 2010
Puff Pastry Pinwheels
I've admitted before that I'm not great at appetizers when I'm entertaining but I had fun making these for the St. Patrick's Day party. When you don't have to worry about the main dish, it's fun to be a little more creative. I had extra puff pastry in my freezer from when I made the chicken pot pies and I looked at a couple of recipes for inspiration before putting these together.
The recipe is not exact but should be enough to get you started!
Puff Pastry Pinwheels (makes 3-4 dozen)
1 sheet of puff pastry dough
4 oz goat cheese, room temperature (or warm enough to easily spread)
8-10 slices of hard salami
4-6 slices of proscuitto
1/4 cup of freshly grated parmesan cheese
a small jar of whole grain mustard
Bring puff pastry to room temperature. Then, preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut one sheet of puff pastry in half and roll each half out until it's a larger rectangle (maybe like 9x12?). One one half, spread the goat cheese and top with a layer of salami. On the other half, top with proscuitto and then sprinkle the proscuitto with the parmesan cheese.
Roll each half up from the long side so you have a long log. With a sharp knife, slice them into 1/2 inch rounds and lay them on a non-stick baking sheet. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until the pastry looks cooked through and is golden brown. Serve with the mustard.