This is one easy party finger food recipe you must try. Apart from it only having 5 ingredients so it is simple, it can be made ahead of time and frozen, then on party day you simply just pop in the oven and done! Making your party planning easy.
Ham and Pesto Party Pinwheels
When you host a party, do you like to make the food yourself or do you prefer to buy it ready-made? Even if you said you prefer to buy it, I think you’ll like this recipe. I got it from my cousin years and years ago and I’m not sure if she made it up or found it somewhere but it is seriously one of the easiest recipes ever and tastes like something that took a lot longer to make.
When I host a party, I like to make the food but if I leave things to the last minute, I get stressed. Like don’t-come-near-me-or-I-might-bite-your-head-off stressed. I have to plan. I have to organise and I must have lists.
There is usually at the very least a food list and a decorating list and the food list is divided into columns with categories along the lines of – item, recipe, ingredients, prep, made and if I’m lucky another column for who is making it if people have offered to help (a lot of those columns have Mum’s name usually – thanks Mum!). Wow I sound rather OCD – maybe I am a bit?
If you like this recipe you might also like to try this party favourite too Party Sausage Rolls
Part of being organised for a party is finding recipes that can be made ahead of time and frozen and this is one of them. I usually make them a while in advance and freeze them in single layers in those foil oven trays so I just have to take them out and throw them in the oven on party day. How simple is that?
They are really delicious and with just 5 ingredients, so very easy to make. You can use any basil pesto you like or sometimes I just use that fresh basil paste that comes in a tube which works just as well. I know the photos don’t look all that appealing (the pesto goes a bit dark in the oven) but take my word for it these are delicious. Enjoy!
- puff pastry
- basil pesto
- sweet chili sauce
- grated parmesan cheese
- chopped ham or prosciutto
- Pre-heat the oven to 200C fan-forced and line a baking tray with baking paper.
- Lay out a sheet of puff pastry (one sheet makes 10 pinwheels) and spread with pesto and sweet chili sauce.
- Sprinkle with grated parmesan and chopped ham then roll up as tightly as possible.
- Use a sharp serrated knife and cut the roll into 10 even slices (you may need to wipe the knife between cuts).
- Place the rolls flat on the baking tray leaving 1-2cm between each one and bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden.