How to make Sardella Pinwheels

Sardella Pinwheels are soft bread rolls stuffed with sardella, a typical fish of southern Italy made from small whitebaits and powdered pepper. These pinwheels are the perfect appetizer, easy to make and delicious.

Ingredients to make 20 pinwheels:

- 300 ml of water

- 250 gr of manitoba flour

- 250 gr of 00 flour

- 12 gr of brewer's yeast

- 1 tablespoon of malt or sugar

- 8 gr of salt

- 50 gr of extra virgin olive oil

- 200 gr of sardella

How to make Sardella Pinwheels

With a preparation time of about 20 minutes, this entry-level recipe is suitable for everyone. The first step is to prepare the dough by dissolving the brewer's yeast in warm water, along with a tablespoon of malt or sugar, and mix everything in a bowl with the two flours. Then melt the salt in the warm water and pour it together with the oil on the flour. Continue stirring for another ten minutes until you obtain a smooth dough, than place it in a floured and covered bowl. Let the dough rise for about two hours.

When the dough is leavened, place it on a floured surface and then roll it out evenly, forming a circle about one cm thick. Prick the surface of the dough with a fork.

When you are ready to make the filling, put the sardella in a bowl along with some oil and mix everything. Spread the sardella on the surface of the dough, by making circular shape, being careful to leave an edge of about half a centimetre, and then roll it up.

Before closing the roll, it is advisable to brush the water along the edge. At this point, cut the roll into many pieces about 2 cm wide and place the pinwheels on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Bake the pinwheels in a preheated oven at 200° for about 20-25 minutes.

Your Sardelle Pinwheels are finally ready. Enjoy them while still warm!