Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Italian Pinwheels

One of my new favorite products was on sale at the grocery store last week so I picked up a few rolls to experiment. I am sure I have mentioned it before, but I like these crescent recipe creations so much because they are trans fat free while regular Crescent rolls are not. I know they are still not the best treat in the world for you but oh well, as my mother in law says, "nothing flavors like fat."


I had some salami in the fridge that needed to be used up so I figured I would pair it with some cheese and make some pinwheels. Nothing to complicated here. Just a few basic ingredients rolled up into some flaky dough and baked until golden. I think these would be just as great with pepperoni but I really like the taste that the salami gave them. Give them a try for a quick and easy appetizer or snack.

Italian Pinwheels
Source: Amber's Delectable Delights

-makes 12 pinwheels -

Ingredients
1 can (8 ounces) Pillsbury Crescent Recipe creations
1/3 cup mozzarella cheese
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
6 slices salami, diced
1 teaspoons Italian seasoning
1 egg white, beaten

Directions
1. Heat oven to 350°F. Unroll Crescent dough sheet onto large cutting board.
2. Sprinkle the dough with the mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, salami and herbs.
3. Starting at shortest side, roll up the dough sheet into one large cylinder; pinch edge to seal. Cut roll into 12 slices. Place slices, cut side down, 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Gently press down on slices to ensure uniform baking. Brush with beaten egg white.
4. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.

16 comments:

Lisa said...

I'm thinking those would be tasty with a spaghetti or lasagna dinner!
Thanks for the recipe!

wifeplzak said...

these look so good! I will have to try them out.

Feener said...

my mom makes pepperoni bread and we die for it. i have never thought of using these to make a smaller version of hers....

Spryte said...

Yum! My family would love those!

That Girl said...

What great little bites!

Bob said...

Oh wow, those look awesome. I love salami. I'm going to have to get my hands on some of that dough stuff. :)

Robin said...

Those look great, and so easy!!!

Kim said...

My kids loves these...I usually make them with pepperoni!

penniesonaplatter said...

Oh my gosh! That's so funny, I literally just took pictures of these crescent creations to post about because it says it's seamless, but it never rolls out in one sheet for me! It tears up into multiple pieces still. So, I was actually going to give it a bad review based on that! Of course, the taste is still good!

penniesonaplatter said...

Oh! I'm sorry, I almost forgot! Your pinwheels look fantastic!

madebymel said...

I picked up the crescent creations at the store, but have yet to use them! These look delicious!

Colleen said...

oooh these look quite tasty! I am intrigues by the new product - I have to check it out!

Katie said...

These look so yummy and I love the colors in them!

Jigginjessica said...

These look like a great appetizer! Yum!

Haley said...

What a creative way to use these crescent rolls! I like that you used salami, I bet the flavor is amazing!

I would love to write about your recipe on our blog! If you are interested, send me an email at haley@keyingredient.com

Thanks!
Haley, KI Blogger

Mary Ellen said...

I haven't used these instead of crescent rolls yet - thanks for the info! Love how pretty these are and I may need to add them our Christmas Eve appetizer night.