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Flaky Garlic Bread Pinwheels

By Lesli Sommerdorf
Every good party starts out with delicious appetizers.

Lesli Sommerdorf shares the recipe for garlic bread pinwheels.


Flaky Garlic Bread Pinwheels


  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp minced fresh parsley leaves
  • 1 Tbsp grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed but still cold
  • All-purpose flour, for the work surface


Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 400°. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

Place the butter, garlic, parsley, cheese, and salt in a small bowl and mix to combine; set aside. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the egg and water; set aside.

Unfold the puff pastry onto a lightly floured work surface. Spread the butter mixture evenly over the dough. Starting at a short side, roll up tightly like a jelly roll. Place the log in the freezer to chill for 10 minutes so that it's easier to slice.

Using a sharp knife, cut the log crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick slices (about 20 slices). Place cut-side up on the baking sheets about 2 inches apart. Brush the tops with the egg wash.

Bake until golden brown, about 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and transfer the pinwheels to cooling racks to cool for 5 minutes before serving. Serve warm.

Makes about 20; serves 6 to 8

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