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


  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

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

  3. Yes please with mash spuds and beans!

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

  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

  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

  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

  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

  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!

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

  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

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

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

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

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

  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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