Pesto puff pastry swirls

Pesto puff pastry swirls


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About this recipe: A simple and quick puff pastry and pesto recipe with pine nuts and Parmesan cheese. These are perfect for just piling on a platter and sharing with friends!


Makes: 12 -15 swirls

  • 230g puff pastry
  • 100g of pesto
  • 50g pine nuts
  • 20g grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 tablespoons milk for glazing

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:35min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Arrange a layer of puff pastry on a large baking tray. Spread the pesto evenly over the pastry, smoothing it out with a spoon.
  3. Scatter pine nuts evenly over the pastry. Top with grated Parmesan cheese.
  4. Roll up the puff pastry from the longer side; brush the roll with milk to glaze.
  5. Slice the roll into individual swirls about 1½cm thick. You should get about 12 to 15 swirls.
  6. Arrange the swirls on prepared baking tray, leaving some space between each one.
  7. Bake the swirls in preheated oven for about 15-20 minutes, or until crisp and golden.

Parmesan cheese:

Parmesan cheese is not truly vegetarian, as it contains animal rennet. To make this dish 100% vegetarian, omit the cheese or find a suitable vegetarian substitute made without animal rennet. In supermarkets look for the 'parmesan style hard cheeses' which are suitable for vegetarians.

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