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Bolognese Pinwheels

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  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 1/2 cup unbleached all purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 cup thick fruit jam (sour cherry, fig, strawberry, quince, or apricot)
  • 1 egg yolk beaten with 2 teaspoons milk (glaze)


This recipe makes four rolls that are sliced into pinwheels. Fill each with a different type of jam. The recipe can be halved.

Using electric mixer, cream butter with sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs 1 at a time. Sift in flour, baking powder and salt. Mix on low speed until just incorporated.

Form dough into ball. Wrap in waxed paper and flatten into disc. Refrigerate dough 1 hour.

Position racks in center and upper third of oven and preheat to 375 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheet with parchment. Cut off 1/4 dough; return remainder to refrigerator. Dust piece of dough with flour.

Roll out between sheets of waxed paper to 10x6" rectangle. Free top sheet of waxed paper from dough and then replace lightly. Turn dough over and remove top sheet of paper. Spread scant 1/4 cup jam over top of dough, leaving 1/2" border.

Roll up jelly roll fashion, starting at one short side. pinch seams to seal; fold ends under. Place in prepared sheet.

Repeat with remaining dough and jam, spacing rolls 5 inches apart.

Brush rolls with glaze.

Bake 15 minutes.

Rotate sheets and continue baking until rolls are golden brown, about 15 minutes; rolls will spread. Transfer to racks and cool completely. (Can be prepared 3 days ahead. Store in airtight container.)

Shortly before serving, cut each roll into 3/4-inch-thick slices.

Serving Size: Makes 6 servings

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