Spinach and Mushroom Pinwheels

Spinach and Mushroom Pinwheels

Two of my best friends organized for me a surprise baby shower at the beginning of this year. The table was full of delicious appetizers they have prepared for this event. Among them were some spinach and mushroom pinwheels which captured my attention. Since then I wanted to make them by myself and post the recipe so I can share it with you. 

The only thing that I changed is that I wanted to make the pastry dough at home. As much as I would like the taste of the bought ones I still didn't find some that doesn't have any preservatives or use butter instead of margarine. 
These appetizing spinach and mushroom pinwheels are great as an appetizer for any occasion. I love the fact that they can be made a day in advance and warmed a little bit before serving, they are still delicious.  


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  • Makes about 40-41 pinwheels
  • Pastry Dough
  • 3 cups flour
  • 200 g butter, cut in small cubes
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 egg white
  • 30 ml milk
  • 10 g fresh yeast
  • pinch of salt
  • Filling
  • 500 g fresh spinach
  • 4 mushrooms
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Garnish
  • 1 egg yolk, beaten
  1. Dissolve the fresh yeast in the milk. In a medium sized bowl mix well the butter with flour and salt. Add the eggs and the milk with yeast and mix until well blended. Knead well, cover with plastic and refrigerate for about 1 hour to let the yeast develop. 
  2. Meanwhile prepare the spinach filling. In a sauce pan put water to boil, wait until water is a bubbling boil, add fresh spinach and cook for 3 minutes, drain immediately. Set aside to cool down. When cold enough cut a little bit in smaller pieces.
  3. In a large flat-bottomed frying pan heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook onion and garlic,for about 5 minutes until soft. Add the mushrooms and spinach and cook until any liquid has evaporated. Add salt and pepper and remove from the heat and allow to cool.
  4. Preheat the oven to 180 (350F).
  5. Cut the dough into 3 equal pieces. Sprinkle flour on the working surface. Using a rolling pin roll out each piece into a rectangular about 12 inches (30 cm) long, 10 high.
  6. Cover the dough with 1/3 of the spinach filling. Roll and cut into 1 inch slices. Arrange dough pieces in a baking tray. Brush with egg yolk. 
  7. Bake for about 25-30 minutes or until nicely browned.
Spinach and Mushroom Pinwheels -1
Spinach and Mushroom Pinwheels -2
Nutrition facts 1 Pinwheel - Calories:85, Fat:5.1 g, Saturated Fat:2.7 g, Carbohydrates:8.0 g, Fiber:0.6 g, Protein:2.0 g, Cholesterol:24 mg, Calories from Fat 46, Sodium 47 mg, Vitamin A 26%, Vitamin C 6%, Calcium 2%, Iron 5%, Nutrition Grade B-, Daily Percent Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
On July 18, 2012 at 10:32 am, Tiffany said...
Wow, those are cute and must taste wonderful! This is something I could actually make and take to my in-laws, (has to be healthy) thanks for sharing!

Yes :) you are right,  these are perfect to take to your in-laws. Looks good and healthy too. 

On July 18, 2012 at 03:37 pm, brighteyedbaker said...
These have such a lovely presentation and they sound delicious as well. I love spinach and mushrooms. I'm happy that you made the dough yourself, as that's the way I would like to do it. I'll have to try these sometime!

Thank you for your appreciation. Let me know what do you think when you have the chance to make them .

On August 19, 2012 at 09:05 am, Jasaswini said...
Its just awesome..
On March 25, 2016 at 06:17 am, Ioana said...
1cup = 128 g ?

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