I am sure regular readers of my blog are starting to wonder what is going on, as recently I have shared a few savoury recipes…. gasp!!! Yep I do actually eat normal food as well ๐Ÿ˜‰ I prefer to make sweet things but I do actually enjoy normal food too. And what I enjoy even more is food that is quick and simple to put together. And if it includes a few kitchen short cuts as well, all the better.

Sun-dried Tomato Cheese Pinwheels

Kitchen Shortcuts

Lets get to the important things first, the time saving shortcuts. I used ready made puff pastry…… I can hear the gasps of horror! I have made puff pastry from scratch in the past and it is very time consuming and I personally feel it’s not very cost efficient. But by all means make your own if you have the time as I am sure it will be lovely and its very satisfying looking at something you know you have made from scratch.

Sun-dried Tomato Cheese Pinwheels

The second shortcut I used was cheese that was bought ready grated. I can feel the looks of disappointment, but sometimes time is short and when you need to throw something together quickly the stores provide.

Sun-dried Tomato Cheese Pinwheels

These shortcuts save me so much time, when I am entertaining friends and family I am not hiding away in the kitchen all the time baking away. Instead I am out spending time with them and enjoying a glass (or 2!) of red wine ๐Ÿ˜€

Filling

As mentioned cheese is the main filling here, I used a mature cheddar cheese as I feel it has a slightly better flavour for baking. I also used up some sun-dried tomatoes that I bought back from my recent trip to Rome and sprinkled them all with a good dose of smoked paprika. At the moment everything is getting dosed with smoked paprika ‘I Love It!’.

Sun-dried Tomato Cheese Pinwheels

I didn’t add any extra salt to these as sun dried tomatoes can be salty already and any extra could make these too salty.

Sun-dried Tomato Cheese Pinwheels

These lovely sun-dried tomato cheese pinwheels make a lovely accompaniment to a really nice salad. Or served as finger food for a buffet. These cheesy delights are best eaten soon after baking but will keep in the fridge overnight. Just pop them in the oven for 5 minutes to warm them back through again.

Sun-dried Tomato Cheese Pinwheels

Sun-dried Tomato Cheese Pinwheels

Sun Dried Tomato and Cheese Pinwheels

Puff pastry pinwheels filled with mature cheddar cheese, sun-dried tomatoes and smoked paprika.
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Course: Savoury
Cuisine: British
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12
Author: Emma

Ingredients

  • 375 grams ready made puff pastry ((13 ounces))
  • 220 grams grated mature cheddar ((2 and 1/2 cups))
  • 25 grams sun-dried tomatoes chopped up into small chunks ((1/4 cup once chopped up))
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 egg beaten

Instructions

  • Take your puff pastry out of the fridge 10 minutes before you plan on using it then preheat your oven to 200C / 400F / Gas mark 6 and line with parchment paper or lightly grease a large baking sheet and place to one side.
  • Chop up your sun-dried tomatoes into small chunks and measure out your grated cheese.
  • un-roll your pastry to a flat sheet. If your's is a block and not a sheet roll it out to about 35cm x 25cm.
  • Sprinkle the pastry sheet with the grated cheese and the chopped up sun-dried tomatoes leaving a 1 inch boarder around the edges.
  • Roll it up from the long edge like a swiss roll. And using a sharp knife cup them up about 1 inch thick, you should get about 12 out of the roll.
  • Beat your egg in a bowl and give each of the pinwheels an egg wash.
  • Pop them on your baking sheet spaced out a little and place them in your preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes. You are looking for them to be a golden brown and the cheese bubbling.
  • Take them out of the oven once they are cooked and allow them to cool for 5 minutes on their tray before serving, because melted cheese can be molten hot!
  • Serve the day of baking but they can be kept in an airtight tin overnight and reheated in a warm oven for 5 minutes the next day.
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