Puff Pastry Pinwheels in 5 Easy Steps

My daughter thought these little pastries should be called, “the party in your mouth pinwheels”. That made me chuckle. I must confess that this recipe is a work in progress. Why? Because while the taste was sublime, the cooking time (as per the recipe) made these little gems slightly burnt. Here on The Noob Chef, when we stumble, we show our mistakes with open honesty. But I never accept defeat, oh no. 🙂 Instead, I examine the problem and try, try again! So below you will find the step by step guide to making these pastries. Then, at the bottom you will notice a bold section of what my recommended suggestions are to change the original recipe. I’ll be baking these guys again using my new suggestions and following up with another post. Enjoy this recipe everyone and keep cooking! 🙂

Puff Pastry Pinwheels in 5 Easy Steps

Courtesy of: Bon Appetit

Step 1: Roll out your puff pastry sheet on a floured surface and trim the edges to make a perfect rectangle. Then, using a pizza cutter, cut the rectangle into 6 equal squares. Next, cut about a 1-1 1/2 inch slice at the edge of each corner.

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Step 2: Place a tablespoon of cream cheese and a teaspoon of your favorite jam in the center. (Note: I used blueberry and mango. The mango jam was amazing! The blueberry was just ok).

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Step 3: Staring from the right corner of each triangle of the square, fold the right corner in. Make sure to fold in the same corner on each part of the square. Then secure with a toothpick in the center to keep the pinwheel secure while baking. Brush the outside pieces with a tiny bit of egg wash and they are ready to bake!

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Step 4: Bake at 425 degrees (F) for 15-20 minutes. (Note: I baked at 425 degrees (F) for 18 minutes and my edges were burnt. So for the next batch I am going to try baking for 20 minutes at 400 degrees (F). I’ll update soon on how it turned out!).

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Step 5: Let them cool for 10 minutes then eat and enjoy!

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