Our little cubs love eating bread, (toasted, garlic, slightly stale – they’re not fussy!) and with the picnic season well and truly upon us, it’s nice to have an option that doesn’t include the faithful sandwich! These delicious pinwheels are a real hit with toddlers and adults alike and are so easy to pack into a picnic. The only trouble is they don’t stay around for long as little fingers will love eating them!
Here we made our pinwheels with simple pesto and grated cheese, however take a look at the list below for some other pin-spiration :).
Time: 10 minutes prep, 20 minutes in oven | Makes: 12
1 sheet of puff pastry
2 handfuls of grated cheese
jar of pesto
egg yolk & brush
- Roll out your pastry and assemble ingredients
- Leaving a 1 inch gap around the edge, spread pesto evenly across pastry and sprinkle grated cheese on top
- Egg-wash around the outside to help the pastry stick, then carefully roll the pastry up like a Swiss roll. Slice into 1 inch thick pinwheels and place on a non-stick baking tray. Cook in the middle of the oven for 20 minutes, or until golden brown
4. Leave to cool, then watch little fingers devour them! These are freezable too – what’s not to like?!
Here are some other of our favourite fillings – we’d love to hear what your little cubs enjoy!
Cheese and ham
Tuna and pesto
Spinach and feta
Leftover bolognese for an Italian inspired lunch
Grated apple and cinnamon
Blueberry and raspberry puree