Ham & Swiss Pinwheels

Big holiday cooking plans – I am always too ambitious. Always. Not sure why, but I like to bite off way more than I can chew. And so, I have done it again.

That does not mean things do not get made, just maybe not quite when I intended them to, in this case Easter.

D&D_28281 puff pastry sheet, thawed
1 egg, room temperature
12 thin-sliced sweet ham
12 slices Swiss cheese
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tablespoon Dijon mustard

Thaw puff pastry sheets (about 40 minutes) until softened. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line baking sheet with parchment.

Roll pastry sheet out into 10 x 13 inch rectangle. Brush with egg; top with ham, then cheese slices, leaving a 1/2-inch border on the longer side. Roll the dough, starting with the long side, tightly around the filling; pinch seam together.

Cut each roll, seam-side down, using a serrated knife, into 12 slices (about 1 inch thick); arrange pinwheels on baking sheet. Combine remaining ingredients in saucepan on medium; cook 1–2 minutes, stirring occasionally until hot.

Spoon mixture evenly over pinwheels and bake 20–25 minutes or until golden. Let cool 5 minutes. Serve.

Source: The Publix

I kind of didn’t do much of this. I made the pinwheels, but not the sauce. That said, I put some Dijon mustard on the puff pastry and that made it pretty special.

Next time I might make the sauce, but ….


2015 – Butter Usage (by year – 2015) – holy crap!


Homemade Vanilla Wafers – so excellent

January 2015 – 44 Tbs
February 2015 – 42 Tbs
March 2015 – 127 Tbs
April 2015 – 43 Tbs
May 2015 – 30 Tbs
June 2015 – 37 Tbs
July 2015 – 43.5 Tbs
August 2015 – 102 Tbs
September 2015 – 96.65 Tbs
October 2015 – 121.6 Tbs
November 2015 – 159.3 Tbs – November wins the prize – not a surprise, really.
December 2015 – 145.5 Tbs

991.55 Tbs = 123.91875 sticks = 30.9859375 pounds

I mean, really? 30 friggin’ pounds – this might be something you really don’t want to keep up with in the long run. Or it is just slightly strange.  I do not want to apply the economics to this since butter was ridiculously expensive this year (about $4 or so per box) – nor do I doubt it will be less expensive next year. But if I do, I do not think I will tell the MotH. Yep, better not.

Thank you the two companies that keep me supplied and gave me my butter fix  – yep sounds like a crack habit, but …  Publix and Land o’ Lakes.