Treats - Pesto Spirals



As all my Indian buddies are busy with preparations for Diwali, I envy them a bit. Diwali is my favorite Indian festival. I love the lights, candles, the family and friends getting together, the sweets and the celebrations. Here in Weimar I am on my own and no one to celebrate with. I do light my diyas around the house and my mum always calls so in way I get family and a bit of tradition that way. At least I get to virtually browse through my Indian buddies' blogs and share the celebrations too.

So to all my lovely Indian blog buddies - I wish you a very

HAPPY DIWALI!

Eat a laddoo, gulab jamun, barfi, jalebi and a ras malai for me. LOL!

After all that sweet stuff you might need something savory. I have prepared a little treat for you all and anyone else who likes the look of these.

These are easy to make and quick to bake special treats for those who want something savory in between the sweets.

Halloween and Thanksgiving are all coming up soon too and a lot of us will be entertaining. Over Halloween I'll be having a monster party for Soeren and his buddies. This is the perfect treat for them to nibble on. These nibbles are just perfect for practically any entertaining you do in the next few days.

Now, when you read on and see how easy it is to make them, I am sure you'd wanna hug me LOL!






Ingredients:

Pizza dough - either self made or self bought. Enough for one baking tray. I used fresh pizza dough from the grocery market that can be found in the cool shelves. The are easy to use as they are pre-rolled and that saves a lot of time.
10 teaspoons Pesto Rosso - store bought or self made.
10 teaspoons Pesto alla Genovese - store bought or self made
1 tablespoon toasted bread crumbs
1 tablespoon parmesan cheese - grated




This photo was entered for DMBLGIT #11

Method:

Pre-heat oven at 200 degrees Celsius.

If making your own dough, prepare according to instructions. Roll the dough out into a large rectangular shape. If using store bought check the thickness and if needed roll out to the required thickness.

Spread the pesto rosso on the upper part of the pizza dough and on the lower part the pesto alla genovese. Sprinkle the toasted breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese over the entire surface.

From both sides start rolling the dough (horizontally) towards the middle. At this point there are two ways you can make the spirals.

  1. You cut the dough (horizontally), separating the rosso from the genovese. These will give you single spirals like the ones I made.
  2. You leave the dough as a whole without separating the two types. These will give you two joined spirals, one with the rosso and the other with the genovese as one entire nibble. Follow me?
Whatever you decide wrap the roll/rolls in some plastic wrap and cool in the fridge for 15 minutes.

Take the roll/rolls out of the fridge and cut them in approx. 1.5 cm thick pieces. Place the spirals onto a baking tray and bake for 10 minutes.


Verdict:

I made these the other day when Soeren had a few friends over. I wanted to test them if they would be accepted by these gourmet tasters as little Halloween treats. I am still not too sure because all I got in between stuffed mouths was "mmhhe", "ymmn", "mmnnn"! But judging from the fact I had to make a second batch I understood that these were great.




I'd like to send these treats to the gracious VKN for the VCC - Festival Foods.




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20 comments:

  1. Happy Diwali, Meeta! I'm in a similar situation, so it's been nice to browse others' blogs and at least SEE the sweets. My parents will usually try and send sweets from across the country, and it's always nice to to hear from extended family and friends during this time of year :)

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  2. hi meeta, welcome to the club! i feel the same way. alhough i will have a friend and her freund over and make badam burfi and have my teeichter standing around, its not the same thing...i miss the excitement. so ist es! hug.. u are not alone!

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  3. I'll always take more of whatever you're making!

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  4. Hi Meeta - We are not celebrating it this year. Just thought of wishing you a safe and joyous diwali. Enjoy!

    vkn
    My Dhaba

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  5. Happy Diwali Meeta!
    We are alone too in small town America!Eat , light up and be done!
    Did you see what we are eating?!NO, you didn't! :))

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  6. OH YES!! YOU DID SEE MY PLATTER, Meets!! Thanks!!(I just checked my mail!):D

    Can Soeren have some sparklers on Saturday, please?!:))Are there any restrictions for those in Germany, Meeta? Hope he gets to light some of those!!:)

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  7. Happy diwali, Meeta ! I can send you some sweets :-)

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  8. Happy Diwali Meeta!! I know just what you mean. We feel the same way here to, but Hubby and me just go about feasting and meeting friends, and that makes it a little better. I guess good food and great company make all the difference!

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  9. Thanks for your wishes Meeta. A very Happy Diwali to you too.
    I looove that rustic looking bowl..is it a new acquisition from Greece?

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  10. Wow, those looks crazy yumtastic.
    O.o

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  11. hahaha I love Soeren's critique of these pinwheels! Too funny!

    They look delish, I'll be trying them soon, thank you =)

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  12. Wonderful recipe which I am going to try on my son. Also , wish you a very HAPPY DIWALI!!!

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  13. Wish you a very happy Diwali Meeta

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  14. Lovely pix, Meeta! Different from your usual colours, I think. Hope you had a great Diwali in your own way!

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  15. I'd want to hug you even without the spirals. They just make me want to hug you even more!

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  16. ooo...those look very good, Meeta....

    Happy Diwali to you too!

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  17. I think I would have emitted the same sounds as your friends...yum!

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  18. Hi
    Just wondering if these have to be consumed as soon as they are made..in other words..could I refrigerate the baked goodies and warm them the next day and throw them in a lunch box?

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Thank you for visiting What's For Lunch, Honey? and taking time to browse through my recipes, listen to my ramblings and enjoy my photographs. I appreciate all your comments, feedback and input. I will answer your questions to my best knowledge and respond to your comments as soon as possible.

In the meantime I hope you enjoy your stay here and that I was able to make this an experience for your senses.

Hugs
Meeta