Make your own pinwheel parcels

With a name like My Paper Pinwheel, we just had to share a recipe for pinwheel parcels. These mini pinwheels are so delicious. They’re perfect for so many events too. They’re great for a buffet, they’re perfect for a picnic, they fit nicely into a packed lunch box, and they’re luxurious enough to make a great canape for your dinner party. Or serve them up with the cheese course!

All the ingredients you’ll need to make 24 of these gorgeous pinwheel parcels

Half a pack (that’s about 375g) of ready rolled puff pastry (well you don’t want the hassle of making it yourself do you? We won’t tell your dinner guests you cheated!) 180g Emmental cheese slices 225g of cream cheese, the variety with herbs in works best. Leave it out of the fridge so it is softer and easier to use.

How to make your pinwheel parcels

Dust your worktop with a little flour.
Open your pastry and put it out on top of the layer of flour.
Spread the cream cheese all over the pastry layer, leaving a gap of about 2cm around the edges.
Next, add a layer of the Emmental cheese slices, again, leave a 2cm gap all the way around the edge.
Now roll up the pastry with the cheese inside, just like you would if you were making a Swiss Roll. The cheese slices should stay in place as they will be stuck to the pastry with the cream cheese.
Now slice the roll up into slices about 6mm thick. I know that doesn’t sound very big, but remember this is puff pastry, so it will puff up and expand when you cook it.
Preheat your oven to 190C or Gas Mark 5.
Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.
Put the pinwheel slices on the baking tray and cook for about 15 to 20 minutes. When they have become all puffed up and turned a shade of light brown, they are done.
Remove the pinwheel parcels from the oven and put on a cooling rack.
Once cook, you can eat them!
They will also keep well in an airtight container, so you can easily make these in advance of a party.