Savoury Pinwheels

We all find ourselves in the position of having to prepare a plate of nibbles occasionally, whether it’s for something at home, school, work or to take to a friend. The question is always “what?”. Some of you may have a signature dish, but if you’re like me and don’t, or are just looking for something fail-safe and easy, this is one of my favourites and can have as many or as few ingredients as you choose, the options are only limited by your imagination.

I’ve listed 5 variations below that are absolutely delicious!

Savoury Pinwheels

Blue Cheese, Cranberry and Walnut:
1 sheet ready-made puff pastry
½ a cup dried cranberries
50 g creamy blue cheese, crumbled
2 Tbsp chopped walnuts
1 egg


Parmesan, Basil and Sun-dried Tomatoes:
1 sheet ready-made puff pastry
50 g grated parmesan cheese
a few fresh basil leaves, torn or used whole
3 Tbsp sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained and chopped
1 egg


Chutney and Cheese:
1 sheet ready-made puff pastry
chutney of your choice (enough to spread over the pastry sheet)
½ a cup Edam cheese (you can use a stronger cheese, but I don’t want to overpower the chutney flavour)
1 egg


Marmite and Cheese: (kids love this one)
1 sheet ready-made puff pastry
½ a cup Edam or Cheddar cheese, grated
1 egg


Pineapple and Ham Pizza:
1 sheet ready-made puff pastry
2 slices ham, thinly sliced
2 slices tinned pineapple, chopped
½ a cup cheese of your choice
1 Tbsp tomato/pizza paste
1 egg

  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Defrost the pastry sheets fully before adding the filling.
  3. If using a paste/chutney filling, spread it over the pastry sheet.
  4. Sprinkle the fillings evenly over the pastry sheet and roll the sheet carefully so it forms a cylinder/pipe shape. Using a sharp knife, slice the roll into 1,5cm discs and place flat onto the prepared tray. If they’ve lost their shape, gently coax them back into round discs with your fingertips.
  5. Paint the egg wash over the pinwheels (you can leave this step out if you wish, but the egg wash browns them beautifully).
  6. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and serve warm.


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2 thoughts on “Savoury Pinwheels”

  1. wow they sound easy! – have a party to go to in the next few weeks and need to take a plate and wasn’t sure what to do – shall I try these?? (are the still ok if not warm?)

    1. They are super easy Stacey, they are better warm so if you can, pop them into an oven proof serving dish/tray,cover with tin foil and hopefully you can reheat them if there is an oven at the party. I don’t advise microwaving them as the pastry may become soggy. Having said that, I snacked on the leftovers straight from the fridge on Sunday 🙂 but they are definitely better served warm.

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