The holidays are pretty great but I do feel as though an awful lot of food has been made and consumed... growing kids and their friends tend to do that, don't they?
A favourite new thing we have been making and eating these holidays are these savoury pinwheel pastries. They are super-easy and quick to make, contain no special ingredients and get wolfed down very quickly around these parts. Especially with cheese and marmite/vegemite filling, which I realise is not to everyone's taste. Especially if you weren't born in the Antipodes. You could always put some chopped veges, or pizza-type fillings inside them if you'd rather.
- 1 cup plain flour
- 3/4 cup wholemeal flour
- 1 1/2 tsps baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 50 grams butter, cut into small pieces
- 1/2 cup milk
- Something to put inside your pinwheels (marmite perhaps?) plus a good handful of grated cheese. Otherwise you could try finely chopped onion and tomato with crumbled feta cheese, or pesto and cheese, or anything else you can dream up.
Sift all the dry ingredients together into a bowl. Add the chopped butter and cut it in with a pastry cutter or your fingers, until breadcrumb-size. (Or you could make the entire dough in your food processor.)
Stir in the milk and knead on a floured surface until you have a nice dough. Roll the dough into a long rectangle, spread thinly with marmite (if you like it) then sprinkle your grated cheese over. Roll the rectangle length-wise and cut into pieces about 1-2" wide. Place cut-side up on a tray lined with baking paper, and bake at 200 degrees Celcius for about 10-15 minutes or until golden.