Friday, June 21, 2013

Puff Pastry Pinwheels topped with low fat frozen yogurt and Jersey fresh blueberries #GardenCuizine

Puff Pastry Pinwheels
topped with your favorite low fat frozen yogurt or ice cream 
and Jersey Fresh Blueberries

Recipe yields 18 pinwheels

1 box frozen puff pastry dough 
1 egg mixed with splash water for egg wash
large chocolate chips (I used Ghiradelli 60% cacao)
colored sugar crystals (optional)
low fat frozen yogurt or ice cream
Jersey fresh blueberries

cookie sheets lined with foil and lightly sprayed with nonstick spray
preheat oven to 375° F
Putting it all together
This recipe is a fun and easy one. I just made a large batch of puff pastry pinwheels for Trinity Episcopal Church's blueberry festival that is being held tonight. Puff pastry pinwheels are fun served at summer BBQ's and picnics too.

Simply buy puff pastry dough and thaw at room temperature until workable. Depending on the temperature of your kitchen, this could take 15 to 30 minutes. You could also thaw the dough in the refrigerator overnight. Store-bought puff pastry dough is folded like a letter in 3 parts. 
  • Unfold the dough and cut the dough into thirds along the fold. 
  • Cut each rectangle into 3-inch squares.
  • using a paring knife, make a diagonal cut from near the center to the corner. Leave an inch or slightly less in the center uncut
  • fold the tips towards the center to form a pinwheel. Egg wash to hold and egg wash exposed dough
  • sprinkle with colored sugar crystals if desired
  • place a large chocolate chip in the center
  • when your cookie sheet is full, bake until golden
  • continue until all your squares are made into pinwheels.
  • Serve topped with your favorite low fat frozen yogurt or ice cream and a generous portion of Jersey fresh blueberries!
Nutrition Data fresh Blueberries: based on USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference:
Excellent Source: Vitamin C, Vitamin K and Manganese*
Good Source: dietary Fiber 
1 cup (148g) raw blueberries: 84 calories; total fat: 0.49g (0.7% DV); Sodium: 1mg (0% DV); dietary Fiber: 4g (14% DV); Carbohydrate: 21g; sugars 15g; Vitamin C: 14mg (24% DV); Vitamin K: 29mcg (36% DV); Manganese 0.50mg (25% DV).
Percent Daily Value (%DV) is based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Manganese aides in bone health and is part of enzymes involved in protein, fat and carbohydrate metabolism. Manganese is considered an essential nutrient. Safe levels should not exceed 11mg/day. 
Related Links
Jersey Blues by Diana Wind, RD
Jersey Blueberry History Rutgers
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