Savoury Pinwheels

2016 is upon us and while some of us may already have our shoulders to the grindstone, there are those lucky few who continue to frolic on the beach, drink a glass of vino at lunch and enjoy lengthy afternoon naps. If you still face the long trek home from your holiday destination why not pop a few of these delicious pastries in a tin for the car ride home?

Savoury Pastry Pinwheels


1 roll puff pastry, thawed if frozen
300g lean beef mince
1 tbsp olive oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
70g tomato paste
1 tbsp Italian Caprese Exotic Spice Mix, plus extra
1 egg, whisked


Preheat oven to 180 oC  . Heat the olive oil in a small pot on medium heat. Sauté the onions until translucent and then add the chopped garlic. Fry for a minute, keeping watch that the garlic doesn’t burn. Add the beef mince. Once browned, add the tomato paste, followed by 1 tbsp of spice mix. Add a splash of water and let the mixture simmer for half an hour. While the bolognese is cooking, roll out puff pastry on a lightly floured surface to approximately 40x25cm. Allow the bolognese to cool and then spread evenly over the pastry surface. Roll up the pastry from the narrow side so that you are left with a pastry log (it will resemble a Swiss roll). Allow to cool in the fridge for half an hour before cutting into 2cm wide pieces. Place on a baking tray, paint with the egg mixture and scatter over spice mix. Bake until golden.

If you are looking for a bit of variety, try sprinkling different spices on top of each pinwheel. I used the Meat Masala Exotic Spice Mix and the Japanese 7 Spice Exotic Spice Mix.


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