Pizza pinwheels recipe

  • Serves 16 (makes 16)
  • 25 mins to prepare and 20 mins to cook, plus chilling
  • 70 calories / serving
  • Healthy
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Keep your little bakers busy in the kitchen with these delicious pizza pinwheels. Not only does this recipe for kids teach classic baking skills, but it also results in a delicious, healthy snack, which they're sure to love eating.

  1. Sift the flour into a bowl, add the olive spread and rub together with your fingertips until the mixture has the consistency of fine breadcrumbs.
  2. Add 3-4 tbsp cold water and stir with a wooden spoon until the mixture begins to come together. On a work surface lightly dusted with flour, combine to form a smooth pastry. Wrap the pastry in clingfilm and chill in the fridge for 30 mins.
  3. Roll out the pastry on a piece of nonstick baking paper to a 25x30cm rectangle. Trim to straighten the edges. Spread with the sundried tomato paste, leaving a 1cm border. Scatter over the cheese and 1/2 tsp oregano. Starting from one of the short ends, tightly roll up the pastry to make a long cylinder. Freeze for 10 mins.
  4. Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C and lightly grease 2 baking sheets. With a sharp knife (see safety first, below), cut the pastry into 16 round slices. Divide between the sheets, shaping back into circles if they’ve lost their shape. Brush with the beaten egg and sprinkle over the remaining 1/2 tsp oregano. Bake for 14-18 mins, until cooked through and golden. Serve warm or cooled to room temperature.

Safety first: Adults should carry out any steps using sharp knives. Start kids off using small serrated knives, and always supervise them when chopping or grating. Make sure they stop grating before they reach the end of the ingredient. An adult should take things in and out of the oven. Remind kids to wash their hands before and after cooking, and in between tasks, especially if handling raw egg.

Tip: Rolling out the pastry on baking paper means you can turn the paper, rather than the pastry, to get the right shape and avoid tearing.

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  • Ingredients

  • 225g (8oz) plain flour, plus extra to dust
  • 100g (3 1/2oz) olive spread, chilled and diced, plus extra for greasing
  • 3 tbsp sundried tomato paste
  • 40g (1 1/2oz) Cheddar, grated
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 egg, beaten
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  • Energy 293kj 70kcal 4%
  • Fat 3g 5%
  • Saturates 1g 5%
  • Sugars 0g 0%
  • Salt 0.2g 3%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 8g Protein 2g Fibre 1g

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