These yummy pizza pinwheels are an absolute favourite in our house. They are really easy to make and my girls can now nearly make them without any help. I always have tubs of my hidden vegetable tomato sauce in the freezer, so whenever we make these I tend to have the sauce to hand. To be honest, I use the sauce for many things such as pasta sauce, homemade pizza and quick pitta pizzas for lunch. The recipe for my tomato sauce comes from an Annabel Karmel cookbook which I’ve had since my girls were babies. The girls still love it so I still make it! Unfortunately, I can’t find the recipe online to provide a link, but if you would like the recipe let me know in the comments.
There is also a video at the bottom of this page showing how we make our pizza pinwheels.
- Puff pastry- I just use shop bought. It’s so much easier and I always have one in the freezer.
- Shop bought or homemade tomato sauce. We use about 4tbs.
- Grated cheese. We use approximately 80g of cheese in the middle and 35g of cheese sprinkled on the top.
How We Make Our Pizza Pinwheels
Roll out the puff pastry. Ours was about 12 inch square. Then spread your tomato sauce on. Be careful to leave a boarder around the edge to prevent the sauce seeping out when rolled.
Sprinkle on your grated cheese. Again make sure you stay within the boarder.
Now it’s time to roll! It is a good idea to fold over the edge first before you roll.
Now gently roll the pastry. Don’t squeeze too hard or the filling may seep out. Once your pastry is fully rolled I tend to put it in the fridge for 30 minutes. I think this helps to slice the pastry easier and also prevents them spreading too much when cooking.
Once it has chilled I usually mark lines on the pastry where I want it cut. Using a knife just squishes out the filling and squashes the pinwheels. Our trick is to use dental floss. It cuts through the pastry nicely, keeping the filling securely inside. You can see how we do this in the video below.
Place the pinwheels on a greased baking tray and sprinkle with a little more cheese. Bake in the oven on 200°C Fan for about 20 mins.
Allow them to cool slightly before using a spatula to remove them from the baking tray. These are amazing warm, but still tasty cold. I often pop them in a sealed container in the freezer and use them for my girls’ lunchboxes.
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