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Monday, January 16, 2012

Pesto Wheels

I feel like I am always folding laundry, usually I just listen to music and thank you Pandora for limitless music; however, the other day I flipped on the TV and watched a little Ina.  She made Savory Palmiers.  Quick and simple…ah… dinner with a salad. 

Everyone loved these delicious bites, perfect for Super Bowl parties to elegant gatherings.
I did have frozen puff pastry from Trader Joe’s, but pesto?  Garden basil wiped out from the winter frost, so next best little basil frozen cubes mixed with a bit of olive oil.  Have you kept up with all of the extra virgin olive oil controversy?  Fake, fake, fake -  is nothing sacred?

Pesto Wheels
inspired by Ina Garten
4 cubes frozen basil
1/4 cup olive oil
4 or more ounces goat cheese
1/4 cup or more toasted pine nuts
1/4 cup sun dried tomatoes 
package of puff pastry 
~ flour counter top
~ roll out puff pastry to 9" by 11"
~ in a small bowl mix basil and olive oil 
~ brush basil oil mixture onto puff pastry
~  then sprinkle half the goat cheese, pine nuts and sun dried tomatoes 
~ roll puff pastry into log
~ repeat with second puff pastry 
~ refrigerate for 45 minutes 
~pre-heat oven 400 degrees F
~ cut into 1/3" pieces
~ place 2" apart on parchment paper lined baking sheet
~ bake 12-14 minutes or until golden brown
~ serve warm


  1. This sound delicious!A perfect app. for the super bowl. Don't you love having frozen cubes of basil in your freezer? The problem is that no matter how many I freeze there's never enough to make it through the winter.

  2. These look like great finger food! :) I always love pesto, and the additional pine nuts seem great. :)

  3. I love pesto wheels, these look great!

  4. That would make an amazing pizza as well - either flat on the puff pastry or on a pizza dough!

  5. What a great dish! There are so many delicious sounding flavours in here, I'd definitely want to try it exactly as you cooked it!

  6. Leave it to Ina to come up with something awesome! These sound great!


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