These pinwheels, which make for stress-free entertaining, are, without doubt, crowd-pleasers. They are ideal for all kinds of gatherings. Serve them at brunch parties, cocktail parties, with pre-dinner drinks, morning tea or take to a pot luck gathering. You will find this simple recipe easy to prepare and extremely popular.
Preheat your oven to 200 degrees C (390 F).
Remove the puff pastry from the freezer and defrost.
Prepare a baking tray with baking paper and place the pastry on the tray.
Finely chop your onion, and fry gently in olive oil for about 8-10 minutes, or until slightly caramelised. Set aside to cool slightly.
Drain the can of tuna, and add to a bowl. Mash slightly to break up any larger pieces.
Add your cooked onion and other ingredients to the tuna, and mix well to combine.
Check that the seasoning is to your taste, adding more salt, pepper or lemon zest if necessary.
Top the pastry with your tuna mixture. Evenly spread mixture, being sure to leave a small gap around the edge of the square of pastry.
Press down on the mixture to compact it.
Slowly start to roll the pastry from the end nearest you. Keep rolling forward, reasonably firmly, until you have come to the end of the roll.
Trim the ends with a serrated knife and discard.
Slice each pinwheel approximately 1.5cm/1/2 " thick.
Place your pinwheels on a baking tray - don't worry if a little mixture falls out, just put it back into place.
Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown and the pastry is cooked through.
Serve warm from the oven, or allow to cool to room temperature (this is my favourite way to enjoy them!)
They freeze well, and reheat perfectly!