Penny’s Pastry Pinwheels

Aug 3, 2021

Pastry, cheese and chutney are always staple ingredients in my kitchen. So these are the perfect answer for when you don’t know what to make.

Not only is this recipe great for a quick and easy smoko idea, but it is also a great recipe to have up your sleeve for when unexpected guests arrive, when hungry children demand a quick snack or as a plate for a family barbecue.

Penny first gave me this recipe to share with you all when I started the @whats_for_smoko instagram account.

These pastry delights can be prepared ahead of time and popped in the fridge before you cut them.
Or alternatively they can be whipped up in no time at all!

This recipe is also a one bowl wonder. Which means less washing up, less time and is an easy recipe to teach your children.

Like I said earlier I always have block of pastry in the freezer as a staple ingredient in my kitchen. I like to use the blocks of pastry you purchase in the freezer section of the supermarket. Not only can you roll the pastry out to any size you like (and you are not limited to the squares of pre-rolled pastry) but it minimises waste. I find the pre-rolled pastry has unnecessary plastic layers between each sheet as well as the packaging.

Alternatively you could make your own flaky puff pastry.

I like to use Laura’s home made puff pastry recipe from

If you would like to know more about Penny – she is one clever Mamma with her own range of children’s clothing. Check out her website;

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Penny’s Pastry Pinwheels

These flavoursome pinwheels are quick and easy to whip up.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Course: Morning tea, Side Dish, Smoko, Snack
Servings: 8


  • 1 block Flaky Puff Pastry
  • 2 cups Grated tasty cheese
  • 1 small Onion finely chopped Optional
  • 1 packet Onion Soup
  • 1 Egg
  • ½ cup Chopped Bacon
  • 1 Chopped Tomato Optional
  • 1 tbsp Tomato Sauce
  • ½ tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • Chopped Parsley
  • Salt and Pepper To taste


  • Roll out the pastry into a rectangular shape to a thickness of 2-3mm
  • Mix together the remainder of the ingredients
  • Spread the mixture evenly over the rolled out pastry
  • Starting at one edge, begin to roll the pastry up.
    Roll tightly.
    (If you are planning to cook the pinwheels at a later stage – cover and place the rolls into the fridge).
  • Align the seam of the pastry so it is sitting on the bottom of the roll.
  • Slice along the roll in 1cm slices
  • Lay the slices flat onto a lined tray.
  • Before cooking you could brush with an egg wash (this is optional)
  • Cook at 180 for 15-20 minutes