Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Quite right Vikki

As my good friend Vikki so astutely pointed out, I did say in my last post that I had two killer Leftover recipes to share, and only ended up posting one. I had a bit of a fight with Blogger last night and I am sorry to say that blogger won!

So here is what we had for dinner last night with $4 chips from the local chippy and some steamed veg. See; it's not all glamour and five star dining around here LOL.

BOLOGNESE PINWHEELS (made with leftover Bolognese sauce)
Think of these as a variation on Beef Wellingtons, only way tastier.

  • 2 cups  Bolognese sauce, cooled, not too watery
  • 2 sheets store bought puff pastry, room temperature
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • Directions:
    1.Preheat oven to 180℃
    2.Whisk together egg and water in a small bowl
    3.Brush pasty sheets lightly with egg wash (this provides a moisture barrier)
    4.Spread half of the Bolognese sauce on one sheet of pastry, leaving a 2cm strip of pastry free of sauce along all sides. Sprinkle over half the parmesan.
    5.Roll the pastry away from you just about 5cm, then fold in the sides about 2cm and continue rolling to the end.
    6.Repeat steps 2 - 5 for second sheet of pastry and remaining ingredients.
    7.Place the rolls seam side down on a baking sheet lined with baking paper, brush with egg wash and bake for 30min or until golden brown.
    8.Remove from oven and allow to cool for about 5 minutes before slicing into pinwheels about 5cm thick.

    (Serves 6)

    Perhaps not everone's cup of tea for a main meal but if your kids will eat them cold why not try them as an alternative to a sandwich in their lunch box?

    Thanks to my Cooking Club buddy Megs for the inspiration for this recipe.

    One more "leftover" recipe to follow

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