Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Home Cooked (Bolognese Pinwheel)

My interpretation of home would have to be the home cooked meal. Because essentially, there is nothing quite like a meal prepared with fresh ingredients, personal flair and little bit of TLC. Tonight I whipped up an old favourite that we haven't eaten in a while. Simple, quick and really, really tasty... (don't ask me why mine never turn out looking like a proper pinwheel as per picture on the Pampas puff pastry packet, oh well!).

Joining in with the second edition of Snap It, over at Faith Hope & a whole lotta Love, on the theme for today, Home

Bolognese Pinwheel

2 sheets puff pastry, thawed
500g thick cooked bolognese sauce (see below)
50g spinach leaves
50g parmesan cheese, grated
1 beaten egg for glazing

Bolognese Sauce

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a saucepan
Add 1 chopped onion and 1 clove garlic
Cook for 1 minute
Add 500g lean minced beef
Cook until meat changes colour
Add 4 tablespoons tomato paste 
1 teaspoon of italian herbs
Cook for 10 minutes

Place pastry sheets on baking paper
Spread half bolognese sauce over each pastry sheet
leaving a 2cm border around the sides
Layer spinach and cheese over bolognese on each pastry sheet
Using the baking paper to assist, roll each sheet like a swiss roll
Glaze with beaten egg
Place rolls on lightly greased oven tray 
Bake in pre-heated oven (200 degrees fan-forced/220 conventional)
for 20 minutes



18 comments:

  1. I have never thought to use pastry with bolognaise sauce. They look yummy - like a pastie but not. I agree that there is nothing like a home cooked meal x

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  2. Nice!
    Not what I was picturing in my little head.
    I will have to give it a spin now!
    :-)

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  3. Yes please with mash spuds and beans!

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  4. Yummo Julie! Definately feeding this one to the small people.

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  5. that pastry is so perfect & golden. this does look pretty sensational julie. i agree that a hearty cooked meal always sings of home. beautiful. xo

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  6. Oh wow, what a great idea, bit of pie or sausage roll if you like to get the kids excited. That looks yum and fitting to the weather!!!x

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  7. That looks SO yummy! And it might just entice my boy to start eating mince...hmmm?? I should give this ago. Thanks for a great idea.

    PS Great photography! I'm still not getting food photos right! lol

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  8. Omg! yum-o!! would be a great way to use up leftover bolognese, or a great back up for when I've made bolognese and realize I don't have any pasta!!! Thanks lovely! x

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  9. Yum J!!!!
    I know they'll be a hit in our house, combining two favourite ingredients!
    And who cares what they look like, as long as they taste good!

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  10. It is seven in the morning and I am already hungry. Thanks ;). That looks yummy.

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  11. Loving the look of these! One of my daughters is coeliac so I'll have to find a gluten-free alternative but so nice to ahve something different than pasta. Hope you're well - I'm hoping this response goes through!! Mummy mania

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  12. Yummmm!! This looks great, I love bolognese anything! xo K

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  13. That looks great, have a lovely day.x

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  14. I can do that! The pinwheel business always scared me off, but I'm happy to give these a go now. x

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  15. awesome!! what a great idea. Thank you for sharing this recipe x

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  16. Oh yummmmm that looks divine. I have just bookmarked this to try, but we will have to switch out the beef for turkey so I am hoping it still works :) xx

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