Introduction: Spicy Sausage Pinwheel
This spicy sausage pinwheel is something I've been developing for quite a while. I was watching the Great British Baking Show and saw Richard's pesto pinwheel. I found the recipe online and decided to make it. It was a huge hit throughout my family, and I wasn't a huge fan because I don't love pesto. So I decided to modify it so that I would like it better. And then this recipe was created.
I don't like vegetables, so this recipe doesn't have any. But feel free to add some in there. (Like tomatoes. I personally hate tomatoes with a burning passion though.)
After that long story, I'm sure you want to get baking.
Step 1: Gather Your Ingredients.
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 2 1/2 teaspoons instant yeast
- 1 cup + a bit more water
- 2 spicy sausages (or 3 if you like spicy sausages a lot)
- 1 1/2 cups cheddar or monterey jack cheese(or more if you like lots of cheese)
- I suggest adding some vegetables to make it healthier. Unless you don't like them. Like me.
Step 2: Make the Dough
Mix together the flour, salt, sugar, and yeast in a medium sized bowl. Add water and mix until you have something resembling a dough. Transfer the dough to a mat and knead until soft and smooth. (You can skip the video if you want to.)
Transfer the dough to an oiled bowl and let the dough rise for half an hour. (45 minutes if you're feeling generous.) While it's rising, start the filling.
Step 3: Filling
Cut up the spicy sausage and grate your cheese. I used precooked sausage, but if you need to cook your sausage, cook it now.
Step 4: Assemble the Bread
Preheat the oven to 375ºF
After it has risen, cut the dough in half and stretch one half out on a metal baking sheet until it is about 9 inches all around. Leave the other half for later.
Spread the cheese over the dough, then spread the sausage, radiating outwards, the center being extra stuffed.
Stretch out the second half of the dough to a 9-inch circle and place it over the other half. I like to add a smiley face, but that's completely optional.
Cut the future pinwheel into sixteen pieces. Do not cut all the way to the center, leave an area in the middle.
Twist the pinwheel, making sure it is pointing in the same direction.
Leave to rise for half an hour. It should fill in a bit at the end.
Step 5: Cook
After the bread has risen, bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes. After 15 minutes, cover the pinwheels with tinfoil and rotate it in the oven.
Step 6: Eat!
Enjoy your meal!