Puff Pastry Pinwheels

My daughter first made pinwheels during a gardening and cooking lesson at school. Her prep class picked fresh herbs from the garden and used them in this recipe. That afternoon when I picked her up, she raced to tell me how yummy they were and that she wanted to make them. Naturally I was thrilled that she was keen to cook anything, even if it was just arranging store bought pastry with some cheese and herbs. So we went straight from school to the shops to buy the ingredients needed. I have to say, my mumma’s heart so was impressed she remembered the names of the fresh herbs needed; so proud!  For a five year old to cook something that others enjoy, builds such confidence in the kitchen. Since that day she has made these countless times. They are quick, easy, and even when our herb garden is looking a little sad they still taste great using dried herbs. As for a healthy choice, these fit on the ‘sometimes food’ list ha!

Puff Pastry Pinwheels- Cheese and herb


  • 3 tsp fresh or dried  herbs [oregano, parsley and basil]
  • 2 sheets of puff pastry
  • 1 cup of grated cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 200C while pastry defrosts.
  2. After pastry has defrosted, spread herbs evenly over the pastry and sprinkle cheese on top.
  3. Roll pastry up, slice into 8 pieces and place onto a tray lined with baking paper.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes or until pastry puffs up and cheese is golden.
  5. Wait for them to cool down and enjoy your pinwheels

Fresh herbs can be finely chopped. You can be more generous with fresh herbs too, as they shrink when cooked.

Kids in the kitchen

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