Made with flaky, buttery (and store-bought) puff pastry rolled around wafer-thin slices of prosciutto and grated pecorino cheese, these pinwheels can elevate any celebration to the sublime.
- Yield: Makes about 4 dozen
Source: Martha Stewart Weddings, Winter 2002
- All-purpose flour, for rolling
- 1 sheet (from 17-ounce package) frozen puff pastry, thawed
- 5 ounces pecorino cheese, grated (about 1 1/3 cups)
- 1/4 pound prosciutto, thinly sliced
On a clean, lightly floured surface, roll the sheet of puff pastry into a 1/8-inch-thick rectangle, about 10 by 14 inches. Sprinkle with half the grated cheese. Top with a single layer of sliced prosciutto, and sprinkle with remaining cheese. Starting with the longest edge, roll pastry into a tight log. Transfer to a baking sheet, and freeze 45 minutes or until firm enough to slice.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Slice log into 1/4-inch-thick slices; place on baking sheet, and bake 5 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 375 degrees, and continue baking until golden brown and cooked through, about 15 minutes. Cool on a wire rack, and serve.