Tasty Mince Pinwheels

28 Apr

I remember making these pinwheels when I was in high school. No idea why I can still remember it but it has obviously left a lasting impression on me. The actual recipe is long gone. I did try to make some a while ago using a recipe I found on the internet but they weren’t the same, so I thought I would try and make up my own version based on what I can remember (with a couple of healthy additions!).

It was a miserable rainy day today, a perfect day for doing some cooking with my little helper!


500g beef mince (you could really use any mince you like – chicken, pork, sausage or beef)

2 eggs

1 medium carrot grated

1 medium zucchini grated

1 onion finely chopped

1 green apple grated and squeezed to remove excess juice

2 teaspoons mango chutney

1/2 teaspoon curry powder

1/2 cup packaged breadcrumbs

Salt and pepper to taste (optional)

3 sheets frozen puff pastry (defrosted)

Sesame seeds


Preheat oven to 200°C, line baking trays with baking paper.

Combine mince, 1 egg (lightly beaten), breadcrumbs, carrot, zucchini, onion, chutney, curry powder and seasoning in a bowl and mix to combine. Beat remaining egg in a small bowl.

Put 1/3 of the mixture onto each sheet of the puff pastry leaving approximately 1 cm around edges. Roll up like a swiss roll.

Using a serrated knife, cut rolls into 1 cm pieces and place pieces on baking trays approximately 2 cm apart.

Brush with egg and sprinkle sesame seeds on top.

Bake in oven for 30 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through. Rest for 5 minutes then transfer to wire rack to cool.

Serve warm with “dippy” sauce (tomato sauce) – optional.

Note: To freeze, place rolls (unsliced and uncooked) in glad wrap and freeze for up to a month.Cut into slices when almost defrosted and brush with egg before baking. Its great for fine motor skills and hand eye co-ordination.

I really only added the sesame seeds to give Thomas an extra step to help with. He’s very into sprinkles at the moment so he really enjoyed this part of the activity.


One Response to “Tasty Mince Pinwheels”

  1. Dianne Ward April 6, 2014 at 4:10 am #

    Great recipe . Thanks

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