Vanilla and Chocolate Pinwheels

Vanilla and Chocolate Pinwheels

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Pinwheels are a part of every child’s fantasies! Its unique spiral shape, with alternating colours, makes it very attractive to behold, while the chocolaty vanilla flavour and awesome texture make it a delight to bite into.

Easy to make and handily sized, the Vanilla and Chocolate Pinwheel are ideal to serve at kids’ parties . You can make a large batch ahead of time and store in an airtight container, ready to surprise the young ones at the right time.

Vanilla and Chocolate Pinwheels recipe - How to make Vanilla and Chocolate Pinwheels

Preparation Time:    Baking Time:  20 minutes   Baking Temperature:  200°C (400°F)   Cooking Time:    Total Time:     13Makes 13 pieces
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  1. Combine the butter and sugar in a deep bowl and cream until light and creamy using a spatula.
  2. Add the vanilla essence and mix well.
  3. Add 1 tbsp of water and mix well.
  4. Add the plain flour and knead into a soft dough.
  5. Refrigerate for 15 minutes and divide the dough into two equal portions.
  6. In one portion, add the cocoa powder and knead again.
  7. Dust little plain flour on a chopping board, roll out each portion into 200 mm. (8”) diameter circle.
  8. Place the chocolate circle on the white circle.
  9. Roll up like a swiss roll very slowly while sealing the cracks very gently.
  10. 10. Cut the roll into 1/2 “ thick slices using a dusted knife.
  11. 11. Place all the pinwheels on a greased baking tray and bake in a pre-heated oven at 200°c (400°f) for 15 minutes.
  12. 12. Cool the pinwheels on a wire rack.
  13. Serve immediately or store in an air-tight container.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per piece
Energy143 cal
Protein1.2 g
Carbohydrates16.5 g
Fiber0.2 g
Fat8.1 g
Cholesterol24.6 mg
Sodium82.4 mg


Chocolate Pinwheels
 on 27 Sep 10 08:02 PM

very pretty looking these cookies taste just as delicious! Before cutting the cookies, I refrigerate the roll for an hour. This makes the cutting easier.