Pinwheels - Careme Pastry


Serves: 12


  • 375g pack Carême all butter puff pastry, thawed
  • 1/3 cup ricotta
  • 10 to 12 slices salami (amount depends on size of the slice)
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan (or a hard cheese of your choice)
  • 300g baby spinach
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten, for a glaze
All Butter Puff Pastry


  1. Preheat oven to 200°C (180°C fan-forced). Lightly grease a 12 hole muffin pan or line each hole with a paper muffin cup. Alternatively line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Place pastry onto a lightly floured surface and roll it out to rectangle 40cm x 30cm.
  3. Spread the ricotta over the pastry, leaving a 3cm border along one of the 30cm sides; brush the border with beaten egg. Arrange the salami evenly on top, scatter over the spinach followed by the grated cheese.
  4. Starting at the opposite end to the 3cm border, carefully roll the pastry up as tightly as possible. Chill in the freezer for 20 to 30 minutes, or until firm.
  5. Using a very sharp knife, cut 12 equal slices from the chilled pastry log, laying each one in a prepared muffin hole or on prepared baking tray. Brush the tops of each pinwheel with the egg glaze.
  6. Place muffin tray in preheated oven and bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until pastry puffed and golden. Leave to stand for at least 15 minutes before serving, to allow the cheese to cool.
  7. Note: You can change the fillings in this recipe to suit your taste, try ham instead of salami, mozzarella instead of ricotta etc…
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