Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Fruit and Nutty Pinwheels

   This savory snack can be used as an appetizer or can be enjoyed with tea. 
3                  dates
4                  small red chillies 
2 tbs            raisins
2 tbs            cashews
2 tbs            pecans
2 tbs            dried cranberries 
1  sheet       puff pastry  
salt              to taste       
1. Thaw the pastry to room temperature, pre heat the oven to 250* f.
2. Grind the chillies in a blender/ mixer, now add all the remaining ingredients with the chilli and grind it coarsely. 
3. On a lightly floured surface, unfold and roll out the thawed pastry. With the long side facing you, spread the dried fruit filling uniformly over it.
4.  Starting at the long side, roll up like a jelly roll (pictures at the end of this post).
5.  Cut the pastry crosswise into 1' slices. Place the slices cut side down on a baking sheet.
6. Bake it for 15 mins or until the pastries are golden brown.
7. Transfer it to a serving plate and enjoy.
dried fruits & nuts filling....
cut 1 inch slices...
open the outer shell of a side.....
with a knife..
slightly, like a flower




Priya R said...

Neena can i trade the pinwheels for the cake? :-) too good and looks yum

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Neela Rufus said...

Ha ha... any time :) thanks for the compliment

Ambreen (Simply Sweet 'n Savory) said...

They look so tempting & flavorful!

Neela Rufus said...

Thanks Ambreen :)