Saturday, May 14, 2011

Spinach Cheese Swirls

I am not giving any excuses for not writing for so long  but I have been seriously busy! Busy having fun with my in-laws :) I just got home after spending all morning and most of the afternoon in downtown and before I spend rest of my Saturday lazing around, watching movies, taking naps....I promised myself to write the blog quickly and share the recipe for this delicious appetizer. I made these super easy Spinach-cheese swirls for tea yesterday evening. These were so delicious that I overate and then couldn't eat dinner last night.


These are not only easy but quick to put together of course except the thawing time that is required for the puff pastry. I didn't even had to wait impatiently for the pastry to get thaw. I was at the nail spa and I called my husband to take the pastry out of the freezer and by the time I got home it was nicely thawed and all I had to do is put stuff together, fill, roll and bake. 

Try out this recipe and you can bake these at your next party and you don't have to tell anyone that how easy these are to make. Make these and flaunt your baking skills :)


Ingredients:
1 puff pastry sheet (thawed per package instructions)
2 cups chopped spinach ( make sure the spinach is well-drained)
1 cups shredded cheese ( I used cheddar jack)
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp red crushed pepper (or per taste)
1 tsp Italian seasoning
3/4 tsp basil flakes
some garlic salt (per taste)
some all purpose flour ( to roll out the puff pastry sheet)

For brushing
1 tbsp milk + 1 tbsp melted butter 

Method:
1.In a bowl, toss together the spinach, shredded cheese, 1/2 tbsp olive olive, Italian seasoning, red pepper, basil flakes and garlic salt. Mix lightly using a spatula.
2. On a clean surface, sprinkle some all purpose flour and roll out the thawed puff pastry sheet. 
3. Brush the inside of the pastry sheet with some olive oil. Spread the spinach cheese mixture evenly on the sheet. 
4. Starting from the shorter side, roll the pastry sheet tightly and carefully like a jelly roll.
5. Using a serrated knife, cut the roll into circles and arrange on a baking sheet, cut side down. 


6. Brush the cut circles with the milk and melted butter mixture and bake in a pre-heated 425 degree F oven for about 18-20 minutes. 

That's it! Isn't it simple? Enjoy the warm appetizers with tea, coffee or your favorite wine. 

20 comments:

Vatsala. said...

Delicious post.
Show and Tell

Priya Sreeram said...

looks super-duper yummm !

Aruna Manikandan said...

wow....
looks delicious and tempting dear...
nice clicks :)

Swapna said...

Looks delicious!

Hester aka The Chef Doc said...

Oh my... these are totally scrumptious! I keep walking by the puff pastry and I think it's time that I seriously buy some! I'm making these soon and I know it's going to be hard to just have a couple :-) Hope you're having a great weekend!

Prathibha said...

They look so delicious..super yummy

Prathima Rao said...

Super yummy!!!! Love the delicious filling!!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Santosh Bangar said...

yummy and inviting

Priya said...

So cute and fabulous looking swirls..

Heather said...

This could be dangerous...I think I'd eat the whole batch!

Anjali Bapna Shukla said...

Awww...irresistibly good....how could you be so innovative!! :)

Tiffany said...

These pinwheels look great! AND you have all of your food groups in one bite :D

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Wow,this is wonderful,you made me crave for some now,perfectly baked too!

Daksha said...

Hi! i'm first time here u have lovely space:) and this pinewheels looks fantastic! and ur snaps is gorgeous thanks for sharing this.

divya said...

So cute and fabulous looking swirls..

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Absolutely love the idea and such a wonderful cute snack. Glad you were and are having fun :)

Megan @ Pip and Ebby said...

These look so. insanely. delicious. Bookmarking!!

briarrose said...

Excellent savory nibble.

Free Spirit Eater said...

I love the versatility of puff pastry, and these rolls looks fabulous you just made me want to make some puff pastry and swirls. Great blog btw, I'm drooling over the great recipes and flawless photography. I am now following your gorgeous site =]

DeedlesDish said...

These look sooooo yummy and like a great appetizer or finger food at a dinner party. Thanks for sharing!

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