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Spinach and Cheddar Cheese Pin Wheels
Spinach and Cheese (Sharp Cheddar and Gouda) Pin Wheels are great mini treats for kids to enjoy as evening snack or in a kiddie party with nice refreshing fruit drink. It’s a simple, inspired snack, easy to make and can easily be doubled to serve a kid party crowd. For parties, keep the rolled and filed pastry log ready in refrigerator, just slice and bake in 15-17 minutes before party starts.

For more rich and golden color, you can brush wheels with egg wash. I have not used egg-wash while baking these because when I baked’em, we were on egg-free diet for few weeks.

For a fancier presentation, you can pack few pieces of pin wheels, some candies, fruits and nuts in small packages (I love Martha Stewart Crafts Holiday Snowflakes Cello Treat Bags for fun and fancy packaging) and distribute as Halloween Treats or Kiddie Party Parcels. Enjoy!!
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Spinach and Cheddar Cheese Pin Wheels

Spinach and Cheddar Cheese Pin Wheels
Total Time Prep Time Cook Time Serves 12

Ingredients

  • 1 Puff Pastry  (1 packet containing two sheets - Thaw puff pastry sheet at room temperature for 40 minutes before using.)
  • 1/2 Cup Cheddar Cheese  
  • 1/2 Cup Gouda Cheese  
  • 1 Spinach  (1 packet frozen spinach, thawed and water squeezed off)
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic  (powder)
  • 1/2 tsp Onion Powder  
  • 1 Egg(s)  (for egg wash (Egg wash gives a golden color, however, I have not used egg wash for these))

Directions

  • Step for Recipe - Spinach and Cheddar Cheese Pin Wheels
    1. Preheat oven at 400 F. Spread one of two sheets (1 puff pastry usually has 2 square pastry sheets) on flour dusted board. Layer with grated cheese and chopped spinach.
  • Step for Recipe - Spinach and Cheddar Cheese Pin Wheels
    2. Roll pastry sheet starting from one end to a long log. Use a sharp knife to slice 1/2 inch wheels from log and place them on a parchment lined baking sheet with cut side down. Brush with egg wash (1 egg mixed with 1 tbsp water) - egg wash is optional, i have not used egg wash in my recipe but I recommend it for more golden color. Repeat the step 1 and step 2 for second sheet.
  • Step for Recipe - Spinach and Cheddar Cheese Pin Wheels
    3. Bake for 15-17 minutes till tops are golden brown.
Savita's Notes:
I have used mix of Sharp Cheddar and Gouda for this recipe (only for my love of Gouda and my instincts to finish leftover cheese from my refrigerator). These pin wheels will taste equally amazing with just sharp cheddar cheese.

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  1. Super easy and everyone loved them. Don't change a thing.