Date Pinwheels

Slice and bake Date Pinwheels have a bit more of an adult taste. Sweet but not sugary. Great for afternoon tea and practicing your #GBBO perfect swirl.


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Date Pinwheels

These slice and bake Date Pinwheels have a bit more of an adult taste.  Sweet but not sugary. Great for afternoon tea and practicing your #GBBO perfect swirl.
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CourseDessert & Bakery
CuisineAmerican
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time1 hour 35 minutes
Servings36 cookies

Ingredients

  • 220 grams pineapple crushed, drained, Del Monte preferred
  • 220 grams dates chopped
  • 50 grams almonds chopped
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract divided
  • 75 grams butter
  • 100 grams light brown muscovado sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 350 grams plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • In a saucepan, mix the pineapple and dates. Cook, stirring until dates soften and the mixture thickens.
  • Stir in almonds and 1/2 teaspoon of the vanilla extract. Cover and thoroughly chill the mixture.
  • In a separate bowl, cream together the butter and brown sugar. Add eggs and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla.
  • Add flour, baking powder, soda, cinnamon and salt.
  • Cover and chill dough for a minimum of 1 hour.
  • Remove both the dough and dates from the fridge.
  • Roll the dough between two sheets of parchment until a 18x10 inch rectangle.
  • Spread the date filling on the dough and roll up like a swiss roll. (Get the good swirl like Mary Barry.)
  • Cover and chill a minimum of three hours, preferably overnight.
  • Slice and bake on greaseproof paper at 170 C until golden (about 10 minutes).
  • Cool on wire rack and store in airtight container.
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