Bacon Wednesday: Bacon, cheese and fig jam pinwheels
For your snacking pleasure on this way-too-cold “I want it to be spring” day. Even if it’s 39 degrees out at the end of March, bacon makes everything better.
Your tip for the day: Bake your bacon. Four-hundred degree oven. Foil-covered rimmed baking sheet. About 20 minutes depending on the thickness of your bacon. It comes out perfectly flat and golden brown every time. You’re welcome.
Bacon, cheese and fig jam pinwheels
1 sheet of puff pastry
1 1/2 cups grated Cheddar cheese
10 strips of bacon, cooked until crisp and minced
Defrost the puff pastry and flatten slightly with a rolling pin. Top with a thin layer of fig jam, then the cheese and bacon. Roll tightly and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Cut the puff pastry into 1/4-inch rounds and place them on a parchment paper covered cookie sheet. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.