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Thursday, July 22, 2010

PuffPastry "Spinach N Cheese" Swirls

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These swirls look like a work of art, don't they? It makes one think that I spent ages to make this, doesn't it? Wrong. It took me under 30 minutes to make this. A very tempting appetizer that pretty much pleases all your senses.Oh, the base recipe is from the Pepperidge Farm package.
Ingredients:
  • 1 sheet Pepperidge Farm Puff-Pastry 
  • 1/2 cup Shredded Monterey Jack or Muenster Cheese
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 3 cup Spinach, Chopped
  • 4 tbsp Red Onion, Chopped
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tbsp Water
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Cracked pepper
Procedure:
  • Thaw the puff pastry sheet for 30-40 minutes.
  • Unroll the pastry sheet on a slightly dusted surface.
  • Mix both the cheese with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  • Microwave the Spinach with a few sprinkles of water. Once wilted, squeeze the moisture from it and mix it with chopped red onion. Set aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Whisk the egg with a tbsp of water. Using a pastry brush, brush the pastry with a thin layer of egg mixture.
  • Sprinkle the pastry with cheese mixture and the layer it with spinach-onion mixture.
  • Gently roll the pastry, jelly-roll style and thin cut into 1/2-inch wheels.
  • Place the wheels on a greased baking sheet, cut side down.
  • Brush the top with egg mixture. 
  • Bake for 20 minutes or till the edges are slightly browned.
  • Serve warm
Makes 14-15 Swirls

Enjoy!

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54 comments:

  1. OK..that sounds easy..I have all the ingredients..may I should try it..Truly looks like a work of art. Good one Lassie...

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  2. Lovely and very quick to put together.
    I reckon very fast to eat too ♥

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  3. Lassie..They looks super delicious and colorful..Spinach and cheese can do wonders together...

    Love
    Kairali sisters

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  4. bookmarked and definitely making it. Can I not add and will it still be ok or shall I substitute it with something else?

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  5. these look sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo good!!

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  6. @Priya -- Egg wash is not mandatory. It does add a nice glaze but you can very well go without it.

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  7. These are works of art! The most delicious ones! Love the filling.

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  8. I make these too...guess a variation of this recipe is on the pepperidge farm pastry sheet package too. Looks perfect!

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  9. Nice swirls spinach and cheese are wonderful combo.

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  10. These are SOOO pretty! I would probably just end up eating them all myself....too bad for my guests.

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  11. This is a inviting savory swirls... Love the ingredients that went into this delicious thing.

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  12. Looks perfect.

    Saraswathi Iyer
    www.simplysara07.blogspot.com

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  13. Beautiful job with this dish. Wonderfully presented.

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  14. spinach and cheese thats looks so delicious and really very glood art of making this delicious snack

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  15. these look wonderful...its my go- to recipe for when we have company over (this or mushroom "turnovers" aka "patties")...
    Never fails to wow them.

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  16. very gorgeous n colorful cheesy swirls dear..I wish I could get puff pastry here

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  17. U sure fooled me into thinking you spent a lot of time on this.. looks delish..

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  18. Hi dear, lovely recipe, look delicious! Kisses

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  19. Thats a cute looking and tempting swirls...

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  20. That looks scrumptious.
    Besides there is no way to go wrong with spinach, cheese and puff pastry. Here is my take on the three star ingredients
    http://journeykitchen.blogspot.com/2010/06/palak-paneer-and-cheddar-puff-pastry.html

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  21. Beautiful swirls...they are really a great afternoon snack!

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  22. ohh those cute little devils... I want to grab them off from the screen...

    I have an award waiting for you on my blog please collect it...

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  23. tempting appetizer..perfect starter or a party..can it be made one day before the party.any suggestions?

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  24. this is so artistic and looks simply irrestible and delicious......mmmm...drooling...

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  25. These look gorgeous....Looks colorful and nice clicks

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  26. @Sumi - The swirls once assembled can be frozen in layers between sheets of waxed paper for upto a month. Should be baked without thawing. In this case, baking time will be longer.
    Haven't tried this though, but it can be attempted.

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  27. WOW!! Good one, Lassie...I have all the ingredients here, will surely try it soon..Great idea!!

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  28. lovely.....loved ur recipe...n it looks absolutely delicious...m gonna use this recipe...if i get puff pastry.....n will link back to this....loved it

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  29. Puffs looks really tasty and nicely presented.

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  30. I certainly know what to do with my leftover pastry now! looks good!

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