Crisp flaky puff pastry filled with spiced chorizo and salty cheese. My Chorizo & Cheese Pinwheels are so addictive you’ll find it hard to eat just one!
Delicious quick and easy snacks
I love pastry and pinwheels are a great snack to make with it. They are so incredibly easy, quick and most importantly delicious. They are also very easily adapted to go with lots of great flavours. You may have already seen my Nutella Pinwheels and Cheese & Marmite Palmiers which are so tasty.
I wanted to make a meaty pinwheel to add to my collection and chorizo slices came to mind. Chorizo is great in any form, but chorizo slices really lend themselves to being used in a pinwheel. I didn’t completely cover the pastry with chorizo slices as it is naturally quite high in fat so I wanted to show some restraint. If you want to be indulgent you can add more chorizo.
Which cheese is best to use for these Chorizo & Cheese Pinwheels?
You can use any cheddar you like, but I personally like to use extra mature cheddar because it has a delicious saltiness. Reduced fat cheese doesn’t work so well however as it doesn’t tend to melt as well. Plus there are times to go all out and this is one of those times. You could use any other hard cheese that melts well if you wish. Gruyere would work well for example.
I would recommend lining your baking tray instead of just spraying the tray directly with oil. This is because they tend to stick slightly to the tray which means you may break the pastry slightly when you take them off the tray.
How long do these keep for?
These Chorizo & Cheese Pinwheels will keep in a airtight container for 2-3 days. You can reheat them in the oven if you would like but they are really tasty cold. I wouldn’t recommend heating them in the microwave because this would make the pastry soggy rather than crisp.
They are an easily portable snack or great for a picnic. They would be a great addition to a child’s lunchbox.
Can these Chorizo & Cheese Pinwheels be frozen?
Yes they can be. Cut them into pinwheels and lay them on a baking tray. Put this in the freezer for approximately 30 minutes. After this they will be frozen enough to transfer to a container or bag and freeze completely. When you want to cook them from frozen, cook them as below but for an extra 10 minutes.
Chorizo &Cheese Pinwheels
Crisp flaky puff pastry filled with spiced chorizo and salty cheese. My Chorizo & Cheese Pinwheels are so addictive you'll find it hard to eat just one!
- 375 g puff pastry ready rolled
- 20 slices chorizo
- 100 g cheddar cheese grated
- Splash of milk or egg
Unroll the pastry and using a rolling pin, roll until it is 2-3mm thick keeping it on the baking paper it comes with
Using the chorizo slices, make two lines along the longest side of the pastry
Scatter the whole of the pastry with the grated cheese
Starting from the long end closest to you, tuck the pastry over as tight as you can. Then using the baking paper roll the rest of the pastry up to create a long roll
Leave to chill in the fridge for 10 minutes
Preheat the oven to 190ºC (fan assisted, 210ºC non fan) and line two baking trays with a silicone mat or baking paper
Take the pastry out of the fridge and slice into rounds around 1cm in thickness
Place the pinwheels on the oiled baking trays and brush with the milk or egg
Bake for 10-15 minutes until the pastry is golden brown
Keep in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days.
Nutritional information is given as a guide only and my vary.