These savoury pastry scrolls are really quick to make up and we often make them for lunch, picnics or on the go snacks. They also make really good party food – not only are they easy finger foods, it is nice to offer something savoury and a little bit more filling than chips.
When I make a batch of these I usually freeze half of them so that I have something on hand for school lunch boxes. You can pop these in frozen and they will easily defrost on their own by lunch time.
Essentially you can put whatever you like in them. Some of our favourite flavour combinations are:
- Ham, cheese and pineapple
- Vegemite and Cheese
- Chicken and sweet chilli sauce
- Olives and Tomato
- Spinach and Cheese (as seen in photos)
- A mix of whatever is in the fridge!
Savoury Pastry Scrolls
3 sheets of frozen puff pastry
5 tablespoons tomato paste
250g packet of frozen spinach, thaw and squeeze out the water
2 cups of grated cheese
- Preheat your oven to 160C. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
- Lay out your sheets of puff pastry and chop up all of your chosen toppings. By the time you have done this the pastry will have thawed enough to use.
- Spread your ingredients evenly over the whole sheet. Try to make sure you have something in there to hold your ingredients on – a sauce or cheese.
- To make big scrolls you can just roll the whole sheet or for smaller scrolls you can slice your pastry into 3 strips and roll each one individually. Try to keep the roll fairly tight so that your ingredients don’t slip out. I like to give mine a little squeeze all along to be sure it is all held together.
- Once rolled, brush the outside of your scroll with either egg or butter to give it a nice golden crunch. Then slice the roll into little individual scrolls.
- Lay out cut side up on your baking tray, leaving a little space between each one for the pastry to puff. You can give each scroll a little gentle reshaping if they need it before you put them on the tray. Brush the tops with your remaining egg/butter.
- Keep an eye on them in the oven as depending on the size of your scrolls and the temperament of your oven, cooking time can differ. I wait for mine to have a dark golden colour before taking them out. This usually takes around 10 minutes for the smaller scrolls.
Get creative with your fillings and you can even make tasty sweet ones like apple and sultana or chocolate.
What is your favourite filling for Savoury Pastry Scrolls?
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