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Jun122011

Garlic-herb pinwheels

Somehow it feels odd to be writing about food while sitting in a hospital. Food has been the last thing on my mind for the past few days, although I suppose I have eaten plenty of it. Our friends and family always provide us with plentiful amounts of food whenever we are here. It's nice being able to focus all of our energy on our little boy and to never have to worry about how we are going to sustain ourselves.

Anyhow, onto the recipe at hand, the pinwheels I made early last week (from Food Everyday: Martha Stewart magazine). I had all of the ingredients at home, so I threw them together quickly. I fully intended to share them with my husband once he got home from work, but, um, well, let's just say that I really enjoyed them. They are much tinier than I expected them to be, so that is how I justified my shameless pigging out.

So while my brave boy naps in his hospital bed next to me, I will share with you how easy it is to make these delightful little treats!

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.

In a small bowl, combine:

1/3 cup chopped mixed fresh herbs such as parsley, chives and mint

2 garlic cloves, minced

2 tablespoons olive oil

Coarse salt & ground pepper, to taste

On a floured surface, unfold 1 thawed puff pastry sheet and spread the herb mixture over top.

Roll pastry along the long edge.

With a sharp knife, cut into 1/4-inch-thick rounds, and arrange the rounds on a parchment-lined baking sheet.

Bake in the preheated oven until puffed and golden on edges, about 15 minutes.

Let cool for 10 minutes before serving. For the record, I did not wait 10 minutes.

I love the simplicity of the ingredients and how totally easy these were to make. And eat.

Back to my beautiful boy now..

Click here for a printable recipe!

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Reader Comments (14)

The looks super easy and yummy! Hope your son is doing well! My heart goes out to you and your family.

Great recipe! Best of luck to you & your little trooper!

These look awesome!

You are one unbelievably amazing woman, blogging while you watch over your sweet guy in the hospital. Can I just say that I love your blogs, and they often cause me to wonder how I can manage to accomplish so little some days, while you seem to stay on top of about 1000 things at once! You should teach a class!!

06.13.2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnn Marie

What a lovely pinwheels..perfect! I am loving your pictures..very well done!
Have a wonderful week!!!

This look real good. Always on the lookout for new appetizers and this one looks easy to make.

06.13.2011 | Unregistered CommenterLakshmi

Our prayers are with you, please don't worry about us, we will all be here when your son is out of the hospital and feeling better....You remind me of my own mother and so many strong women that I know, what would ever do with out you.
Dennis

06.13.2011 | Unregistered CommenterChef Dennis

Aww I hope your boy feels better soon! *Hugs* to him. I could probably eat a whole batch of this by myself.

Those would be a great appetizer for a dinner party! They look so yummy!

06.14.2011 | Unregistered CommenterRavieNomNoms

I'm not sure Clark Kent would get any of these yummy bunnies either. They look super yummy! Sending your itty bitty some happy healing thoughts :)

06.14.2011 | Unregistered CommenterParsley Sage

My mouth is literally watering...wishing I could just reach into the screen and eat a dozen. Yikes...you know how to take delicious photos...keep up the good work!

06.14.2011 | Unregistered CommenterCharissa

I adore the combination of garlic and herbs with those flaky puffs .. i should give this a try .. looks delicious :)

06.17.2011 | Unregistered Commenterkankana

Any guesstimation on how many pinwheels this makes?

04.4.2012 | Unregistered CommenterEllen

Hi Ellen! This recipe makes about 15ish pinwheels.
Megan

04.5.2012 | Registered CommenterMegan Porta

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