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Ham and cheese pastry pinwheels

Ham and cheese pastry pinwheels


Ham and cheese pastry pinwheels – Experience the combination of ham and cheese enveloped in a flaky puff pastry with these Ham and Cheese Pastry Pinwheels. They are perfect, for any occasion easy to make and guaranteed to please. These delectable treats feature the goodness of ham the richness of cheddar cheese and a subtle touch of spice from chili flakes. From the first bite, these pinwheels will captivate your taste buds and win over any crowd.

Ham and cheese pastry pinwheels

The moment I first prepared a batch of these Ham and Cheese Pastry Pinwheels my kitchen filled with the aroma of buttery pastry and savory ham. As they baked to perfection my loved ones couldn’t resist peeking into the oven eagerly awaiting their taste. Out of the oven the pinwheels vanished from the tray as quickly as they were placed on it. Since that day they have become a favorite in our household—ideal, for family gatherings or casual snacking.

What makes this Ham and cheese pastry pinwheels truly special?

Ham and cheese pastry pinwheels

Embrace the convenience offered by these Ham and Cheese Pastry Pinwheels that effortlessly combine ease with flavor. Whether you’re hosting a gathering or seeking a snack fix these pinwheels deliver on all fronts. These pinwheels are a hit, at home. They’re so easy to make perfect, for any occasion and have a blend of ham, creamy cheddar cheese and just the right amount of spice. What’s great is that you can enjoy them on the go or pack them in lunchboxes. No to boring appetizers. This crowd-pleaser will have everyone coming back for seconds!

Ham and cheese pastry pinwheels

What You Need To Make This Ham and cheese pastry pinwheels Recipe?

Puff Pastry Roll: To make a delicious puff pastry roll it’s important, to thaw the pastry beforehand. This allows for handling. Ensures those delightful flaky layers that everyone craves. By giving the pastry time to relax and unfold its potential you’ll achieve airy pinwheels.

Sliced Ham: For the flavor balance opt for sliced ham from your local deli counter or butcher. It adds depth without overpowering the ingredients. The ham beautifully complements the cheese and spices guaranteeing each bite is a blend of flavors.

Cheddar Cheese: When it comes to cheese grate some high-quality cheddar for a richness that melts flawlessly, into every layer of your pinwheels. Whether you prefer mild cheddar it’s this cheese that brings all the elements together in this recipe.

Chili Flakes: To add a touch of heat sprinkle in a pinch of flakes. Adjust the amount according to your taste preference – whether you enjoy a kick or prefer milder flavors. The chili flakes elevate these pinwheels from ordinary to extraordinary by introducing a layer of flavor that will keep you coming back for more.

Dried Oregano: For a burst of goodness simply sprinkle some dried oregano, over the ham and cheese. The earthy flavor enhances the taste of the pinwheels and fills them with a warm comforting aroma. It’s like adding a touch of sunshine to your dish bringing out the best in every ingredient.

Salt and Pepper: Remember to season your pinwheels with the amount of salt and pepper according to your taste. A generous pinch of salt elevates the flavors of all the ingredients while a sprinkle of pepper adds a hint of heat. Properly seasoning your pinwheels ensures that every bite is brimming with flavor and satisfaction.

Egg: Before baking beat an egg. Gently brush it over the surface of your pinwheels. This will give them a sheen as well as a beautifully golden finish. It’s, like giving your pinwheels that bit of care and attention before they go into the oven guaranteeing that they come out both visually enticing and delicious tasting.

Ham and cheese pastry pinwheels

Steps To Make Ham and cheese pastry pinwheels:

Step 1: Preheat your oven to 180°C/350°F. Line the bottoms of a muffin tray, with parchment paper pieces.

Step 2: Take the puff pastry sheet. Lay it on a cutting board. Add layers of ham and grated cheddar cheese on top. Sprinkle a bit of chili flakes, dried oregano, salt and pepper.

Step 3: Roll the pastry sheet tightly into a log shape then slice it into 12 pieces.

Step 4: Use a brush to apply the beaten egg over the surface of each pinwheel.

Step 5: Carefully place the pinwheels into the muffin tray. Transfer it to the preheated oven.

Step 6: Bake, for around 15 to 20 minutes. Until the pinwheels turn brown and are fully cooked inside.

Step 7: Out of the oven gently lift each pinwheel from the muffin tray. Serve them while warm and enjoy!

Ham and cheese pastry pinwheels


Before you begin rolling up the puff pastry, with the ham and cheese. Gently press down on the ingredients using your hands. This will aid pack the filling and make sure that the pinwheels hold their shape when sliced. A rolled pinwheel not only materializes more appealing. But also prevents any filling from leaking out while baking. Resulting in beautifully shaped and scrumptious pastries.

Ham and cheese pastry pinwheels

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I make these ahead of time?

Sure you absolutely can! You have the option to prepare the pinwheels in advance and keep them in the fridge for, up to 24 hours before baking. When you’re ready for a treat. Simply pop them in the oven.

Can I freeze them?

If you want to freeze them here’s what you can do; First, place the pinwheels on a baking sheet. Let them firm up. Once they are firm. Transfer them into a freezer bag or container. Then when you’re ready to enjoy them. Bake them from frozen. Just recall to add a few minutes of baking time.

What other fillings can I use?

You could test with varieties, like pepperoni and mozzarella or spinach and feta. If you have a sweet tooth. Regard trying out Nutella and banana as a delectable choice filling.

Ham and cheese pastry pinwheels
Ham and cheese pastry pinwheels

Ham and cheese pastry pinwheels

Indulge yourself in an adventure. With our delectable Ham and Cheese Pastry Pinwheels! Picture buttery pastry twisted around sliced ham and melty cheddar cheese. Scattered with the suitable dose of chili flakes and dried oregano. To provide it an extra burst of flavor. These petite bites of bliss are not just appetizers. They’re junctures of sheer indulgence fantastic for cozy evenings at home or lively get-togethers with loved ones. With each nibble, you’ll partake in the passion and inventiveness that goes into framing each pinwheel. Making them a star addition.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Ham and cheese pastry pinwheels
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12


  • 400 grams puff pastry roll thawed
  • 100 grams sliced ham
  • 100 grams cheddar cheese grated
  • ½ teaspoon chili flakes
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 egg beaten


  • Start by preheating the oven to 180°C/350°F and grab a muffin tray along, with some parchment paper.
  • Put the puff pastry on a cutting board. Add layers of ham and cheese then sprinkle some chili flakes, salt and pepper on top.
  • Roll everything up tightly to form a log shape. Cut the log into 12 pieces.
  • Brush the beaten egg over each piece. Carefully place them in the muffin tray.
  • Bake, for 15 to 20 minutes until they turn a golden brown color.
  • Once done take them out of the oven remove them from the tray and serve while still warm. Appreciate your meal!


To assemble this recipe gluten-free. You can utilize gluten-free puff pastry dough instead of traditional puff pastry. You can effortlessly locate gluten-free puff pastry dough, in grocery stores. Just make sure that all the other components, like the ham and cheese, are also approved gluten-free to prevent any cross-contamination. By making these substitutions you’ll still be able to savor the flavors of these Ham and Cheese Pastry Pinwheels in a gluten-free way!
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