This recipe is from the April 2011 issue of Everyday Food magazine. It’s from the section called “Instant Party” and how could I resist that? These are a great last minute appetizer for any get together. You can customize with your favorite herbs.

Garlic-Herb Pinwheels

(from Everyday Food magazine, April 2011)

  • 1/3 cup chopped herbs (such as parsley, chives, and mint)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • coarse salt & ground pepper (season to taste)
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  On a lightly floured surface, unfold the puff pastry.  Mix together the herbs, garlic, salt, pepper and olive oil. Spread herb mixture over the pastry and roll up.

With a sharp knife, cut into 1/4-inch-thick rounds. Arrange rounds on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake until puffed and golden on the edges, about 15 minutes. Let cool on sheet on a wire rack, 10 minutes. (Store in an airtight container, up to 3 days.)

It really couldn’t get any easier.

With some simple carrot embellishments these could become snails making it more likely that the kids would try them. Mine didn’t try them since I made this batch for a teacher appreciation lunch but I’m planning on making some more for Easter dinner.