Pizza Puff Pinwheels

Serves:  12                   Preparation Time:  20 mins                                                     Cooking Time:  10-15 mins



  • 375g/13¼oz pack ready rolled puff pastry, thawed if frozen
  • 100g/3½oz mature cheddar, grated
  • 100g/3½oz wafer thin ham
  • 6 tbsp readymade pasta sauce (not too chunky)
  • 1 tsp dried oregano or mixed herbs
  • 1 egg, beaten



Preheat oven to fan 180°C/350°F/gas mark 6. Unroll the pastry onto a lightly floured surface and roll it out to 40x30cm/16inx12in. Spread a layer of pasta sauce over it, leaving a 1cm/½in border around the edges. Arrange the ham evenly on top, then scatter the grated cheese over.


Starting at one of the short ends, roll the pastry up as tightly as possible. Chill in the fridge for 10 minutes or so. Take a very sharp knife and cut the roll into 12 equal slices, laying them flat on 2 non-stick baking trays as you go. Brush each pinwheel lightly with beaten egg and sprinkle over the herbs. Bake for 12-15 minutes until puffed and golden. Leave to stand for 5-10 minutes before serving.