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Cooking with Iggy: Pinwheels


So for anyone who really knows me, I am aiming to be Martha Stewart, Giada, Rachael Ray and Pottery Barn in human form.  In my spare time (or boredom at work and class), I research new recipes. I enjoy remembering the memories made with people when you cook for them. Here, I am sharing with you a very special quick appetizer or snack that my friends thought I was literally an artist of plates when I served them. Here’s the secret, it’s one of the easiest recipes I’ve ever made.  It’s quick, simple and there are hardly any dishes to wash after you make it.


  • 1 sheet of frozen puff pastry (you can find in the grocery store frozen food section-Pepperidge Farm brand is the best)
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 scallions
  • 1 ½ ounces of Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and Pepper
  • A pinch of flour
  1. Wash hands. (Hopefully that was a given) Crack your egg over a small cereal bowl and beat softly with a fork.
  2. Take your puff pastry after letting it get to a thawed temperature. Roll it out flat.  Have patience because it will break if it’s too cold. Roll it out on a dusty floured work space.
  3. Take a food brush (if you don’t have one, spoon a little out at a time and use your fingers) and paint the laid out pastry even with the egg yolk.
  4. Take the scallions and chop them evenly and thinly!
  5. Take about ¼ of the cheese and sprinkle evenly around the pastry over the egg.  No one wants to get the pinwheel with no cheese in it! Take the scallions and do the same. Sprinkle just a pinch of salt and a little bit more pepper.
  6. Now here’s the tricky part: rolling the pinwheels. The pastry gets a little heavy and some may fall out as you roll it. Take one end of the pastry and lift it, while trying to keep the inside ingredients when rolling it into a log. Take tin foil and freeze for at least 20 minutes but no longer than an hour.
  7. Preheat your oven to about 375-400 degrees.  Take a greased cookie sheet and cut about ¼ inch thick rounds. Sprinkle with the rest of the cheese and bake for about 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Sometimes I like to serve with a side of ranch dressing or some other side.
  8. Turn off your oven and clean your mess.  Your roommates will love the smells of cooking but definitely not the mess.

I have used this recipe and put all different ingredients inside. Basil, rosemary and even meats! It ‘s a great simple recipe with room for experimenting. Bon Appetite!

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