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Friday, 23 December 2011

Pizza Pinwheels

With every new dish you learn something new. And what did I learn this time? Always buy your YEAST fresh. Since I didn't have an oven for the past 4 months, I didn't use yeast at all. And today when I used it- well, it deceived me. The dough didn't rise at all! I knew there wasn't any problem with my yeast-proofing. (let me take a moment to boast here and say, I'm a pro when it comes to yeast :-D) But I didn't realize that the dry yeast that I bought in January this year wouldn't work its magic. But I went ahead and baked it anyway. Since the dough didn't rise, I could only make 4 pinwheels instead of the estimated 8. Next time, I'm gonna try it with fresh yeast.
Of course, I could have used assorted vegetables for the filling, but since my mood was deflated by yeast, I only used tomato ketchup, cheese, garlic & onions. The final dish looked and tasted really great. All my fears were put to a rest. :-)

(Print this recipe)
I am writing my original recipe here. The pictures may not correspond.
All purpose flour
1 cup
200 grams
1 and 3/4 teaspoons
I used dry yeast
1 teaspoon
To taste, 1 teaspoon
Mixed herbs
1 teaspoon
Olive Oil
2 tablespoons
Or any vegetable oil
Garlic cloves
1/4 cup
Fnely chopped
Capsicum / bell pepper
A handful
Finely chopped
Basil / Mint leaves
A handful
Mozarella Cheese
As much as you want ;)
Any cheese that melts
Tomato ketchup or Pizza Sauce
As desired

WATER - 1/3 cup (or a little bit more)

Method -
I. Making the dough
- Warm the water
- Add the sugar & mix
- Add the yeast & mix for a minute
- Set aside for 5 minutes. It should turn frothy

- Mix flour, salt, mixed herbs (optional) & olive oil & mix well
- Add the yeast-water
- Mix well and knead of 10 minutes to get a soft dough
- Let it rest for 45 minutes-1 hour or until it doubles up in volume. (This is where my yeast gave a flop show) 

II. Making the pinwheels
- Preheat oven to 180C or 360F
- Punch down the dough in the middle. Make to portions of the dough
- On a flat surface, sprinkle some flour
- Roll out one portion of the dough as much as possible vertically (I mean, one side longer than the other)
- Apply sauce on the top surface leaving all the edges
- Distribute the minced garlic, chilli all over the rolled out dough
- Add vegetables of your choice. Do not add too much or it'll be difficult to roll it.

- Sprinkle oregano/chilli flakes on top
- Grate cheese on top of the veggies
- Start rolling like a cigar from the breadth (shorter side) along the length.
- Once you finish rolling, seal all sides with your fingers.
- Cut the roll into smaller rolls. Depends upon how big your roll is. I'd say you can cut about 2 inches wide rolls.
- Grease & line a baking tray with butter paper.
- Arrange these pinwheels on the tray. Maintain distance between 2 rolls as they still expand.
- Leave them for about 20 minutes to rise again. (Since my yeast didn't work, I can't show you a pic. But next time, for sure!)
- Give the rolls a milk or butter wash. (Drizzle melted butter/milk on the top)
- Bake at 180C/360C for 15-20 minutes (timing varies with ovens, monitor closely)
- 5 minutes before it is done, add a little bit of cheese on top of the wheels. (optional)
- Remove, drizzle more cheese on top (!?!) and herbs & serve! :-)
VERDICT - The rolls have a semi-crisp crust. When you bite into them, you get lost in the world or crunchy vegetables, soft bread & cheesy, well cheese! :-D Like I said, inspite of yeast not working, the rolls tasted great. Surprise you kids with this delightful snack. It also is an amazing party food!


  1. Wow, mouth watering Kavi. Thanks for linking it to the event.

  2. THAT I WANT! Dude, those swirls look so so good. :D :D

  3. The pinwheels looks amazing kavi. Absolutely mouthwatering :)

  4. Amazing Kavi. With my blog nearly 2 years n staying still dormant..I'm taking inspiration from you. And that's a good sign for you. :) Keep the good work comin'! :D

  5. looks amazing! definitely your best creation so far! :D

  6. luks so delicious dear.....super preperation

  7. I had the same problem today with my yeast not rising. You've solved my problem! Looks fantastic!

  8. Creativity is born through failure. perfect example. and the wheels look and surely taste yum.
    Love Ash.

  9. Those pinwheels looks yummy..

  10. lovely send it to the event
    Bake with your heart

    merry christmas :)

  11. lovely send it to the event
    Bake with your heart

    merry christmas :)

  12. Man, these look awesome. thanks for sharing.

    Happy Holidays to you as well!

  13. fresh yeast or no; they have turned out fab ! Merry Christmas

  14. Dear Kavi,
    On the occasion of CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR , I have but one thing to say-
    Please take a moment and check out.....

  15. Pinwheels look awesome .. thx Kavi for linking to the event.

    Event: Sinful Delights
    Event: Stuffed Paratha

  16. looks very tempting...... well explained

  17. so cute! looks awesome!

  18. very nice idea, i can serve this as appetizers! :)

  19. My fav pin wheels...luks so yum and perfect...Happy new year to you.

  20. I love the idea of the pizza flavor in the pinwheels. Thanks for linking this to Bake with Bizzy. I would appreciate if you would list us as one of the linkys you participate in. We want people to admire all the wonderful recipes, we get.

    This recipe is being featured, tomorrow so come and visit. Bring more goodies, savory or sweet or both.

  21. Hi,
    First of all, thank you very much for your kind visit and words.
    I'm just falling in love with your fantastic website because its so full of goodness and yummy stuff :)))!!
    I just posted a pinwheel Catherine Fulvio recipe and when I saw these ones, I just loved them.
    Cheers and hope you come back and have a fantastic weekend,

  22. There is no measurement indicated for the water in the recipe :( I wanted to make these but now I have to find a different recipe. Please add!


    1. Thanks for bringing it to my notice! :) I forgot. I have added it now. :)


Thanks for the feedback! :-)

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