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Walnut Pinwheels

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  Unsalted butter 100 Gram, softened
  Vanilla sugar 100 Gram
  Grated lemon rind 5 Milliliter (1 Spoon)
  Egg 1
  Plain flour 200 Gram
  Ground walnuts 50 Gram
  Baking powder 2 1⁄2 Milliliter (1 Spoon)
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Cocoa powder 15 Milliliter (1 Spoon)

Pinwheels are alternating spirals of colour that are as much fun to make as they are to eat.
Beat the butter in a mixing bowl until pale and soft.
Add the sugar and lemon rind and beat until light and fluffy.
Beat in the egg.
Sift together the flour,walnuts, baking powder and salt into the bowl and fold into the butter mixture.
Halve the dough and set one half aside.
Sift the cocoa powder into the bowl with the remaining dough and mix well.
Wrap each half of dough in greaseproof paper and chill for 1 hour or until firm enough to roll.
Roll out each half of the dough into rectangles of equal size 5 mm/ 1/4 inch thick.
Place one rectangle on top of the other and press gently to secure the dough.
Trim away any uneven sides and roll up the dough length wise like a Swiss roll.
Wrap the roll in greaseproof paper and chill for 2 hours or until firm enough to slice.
Cut the dough into slices 8 mm/ 1/3 inch thick and place on buttered baking sheets.
Bake in a preheated oven for 8-10 minutes, until the edges go crisp.
Remove to'a wire tray to cool.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 114 Calories from Fat 54

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 6 g9.5%

Saturated Fat 2.9 g14.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 21.3 mg7.1%

Sodium 26.9 mg1.1%

Total Carbohydrates 14 g4.6%

Dietary Fiber 0.68 g2.7%

Sugars 5.1 g

Protein 1 g3%

Vitamin A 2.8% Vitamin C 0.59%

Calcium 1.7% Iron 1.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Walnut Pinwheels Recipe