Friday, March 13, 2009

Easy Pesto Pinwheels

Joelen of Joelen's Culinary Adventures is amazing. I know that word is thrown around a lot on the interwebs but this case it is totally deserved. Her site is a one stop source for dinner party inspiration and recipes to match. So make sure to check our her site. Every recipe I have found on her site and then tried has been better than expected.

Even better, it is a source for inspiration.

Take this recipe for Pesto Pinwheels. I loved the idea but didn't have the exact ingredients in my pantry as it was written, so I adapted it a bit for our purposes. The result: Yum!!

I will often make these to serve with dinner instead of a roll or a slice of bread.

Pesto Pinwheels
(Source: Pillsbury by way of Joelen's Culinary Adventures)
1 cup prepared pesto
1 tube package of crescent rolls
4 teaspoons grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 350.
Line your baking sheet with parchment. If you don't have parchment, an nonstick baking sheet will do.

Remove the crescent roll dough from the packaging and unroll. Separate the dough into 4 rectangles (made up of 2 perforated triangles). Press the dough on the perforated edges to seal.

On each rectangle of dough, spread 1/4 of your prepared pesto and sprinkle with a teaspoon of the grated Parmesan cheese.

Taking the short side of the rectangle, roll the dough to create a log.

Once all 4 logs are rolled, place in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes to harden slightly. This will make the cutting easier.

Cut the log into 1/2" slices and place on the prepared baking sheet.

Repeat with the remaining rectangles of dough.

Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes, rotating your pan after 5 minutes for even baking.

Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly before serving warm.

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1 Comment:

Anonymous said...

So easy and I bet they taste out of this world. Great idea.


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