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.

homemade Spinach and Mushroom Pinwheels

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Spinach and Mushroom Pinwheels

Spinach and Mushroom Pinwheels

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Appetizing spinach and mushroom pinwheels, great as an appetizer for any occasion. They can be made a day in advance and warmed a little bit before serving.
Servings 41 servings
Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Dough Resting Time 1 hr
Total Time 2 hrs 10 mins

Ingredients
  

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

Instructions
 

  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Preheat the oven to 180 (350F).
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • Bake for about 25-30 minutes or until nicely browned.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 85kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 2gFat: 5.1gSaturated Fat: 2.7gCholesterol: 24mg
Calories: 85kcal
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: appetizer, dough, mushroom, pinwheels, spinach, Spinach and Mushroom Pinwheels

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  1. Tiffany Author says:

    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!

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

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

  2. brighteyedbaker Author says:

    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!

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

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

  3. Jasaswini Author says:

    Its just awesome..

  4. Ioana Author says:

    1cup = 128 g ?

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