Monday, January 23, 2012

baked club pinwheels

My kids and I loved these.  We took the original recipe and made it a little healthier by making homemade whole wheat bread dough.  My oldest asked why we have to make everything whole wheat as though I'm trying to make her life miserable but she ate the most pinwheels.  I think next time she'll trust me.  The photo doesn't quite capture how savory and yummy these sandwiches actually are.  The bacon is a must. 

baked club pinwheels (idea from blog: Plain Chicken)
6 slices pre-cooked bacon, chopped
whole wheat bread dough or whole wheat pizza dough
1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
5 slices thinly sliced deli turkey
5 slices thinly sliced deli ham
5 slices thinly sliced deli roast beef

Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray.  Roll out dough to an 11x7 rectangle.  Sprinkle cheese over dough.  Top with bacon first then turkey, ham and roast beef.  Starting with long side, roll up dough; press edges to seal.  Place on sprayed cookie sheet.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until golden brown.  Cool 5 minutes.  Cut into 1-inch diagonal slices

whole wheat dough (or use Trader Joe's refrigerated whole wheat pizza dough)
1 tablespoon yeast
1 cup warm water
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
enough whole wheat flour to make a nice, soft dough

Pour yeast into a medium sized bowl.  Add water, salt and olive oil.  Let sit for 5 minutes.  Add enough whole wheat flour to make a nice, soft dough, kneading as you go along.  Place your ball of dough back in the bowl and cover with a piece of plastic wrap.  Let rise for 1 hour.

What I have to say- Next time I will add 1 cup Mozzarella cheese to the sandwich.

1 comment:

  1. Made these last night for dinner, with homemade tomato soup. All five of us were happy. I doubled the recipies, and put leftovers in the kids' lunches. LOVE this!