By Marja

If you need a super easy, fast recipe that is mostly assembling bought ingredients, this is it! Make sure to check Asli’s food blog (from which this recipe comes from) for all her explanation and beautiful photos. The steps are transcribed here in case you need to take the basic steps to the kitchen right now.

Difficulty:★☆☆ (Easy)
(1 rectangular sheet makes 2 pastries; the packages in Finland generally have 5 or 10 sheets)

Ingredients:

Puff pastry sheets
1 tsp / 5 ml of prune jam for each pastry (or apple or another jam, but prune is the most traditional one)
Powdered sugar for coating

  1. Thaw puff pastry sheets.
  2. Preheat the oven to 225C (Check the recommended baking temperature in the package you have bought – different puff pastry makers might mean slightly different temperatures).
  3. Cut the sheets in two equal parts to make squares (if your sheets are already square shaped then no problem). Or cut pastry so you have 2 x 2 inches squares.
  4. Make ¾ to 1-inch cuts, diagonally starting at each corner. Fold the pastry to make pinwheels (check the photos in Asli’s website).
  5. Put 1 tsp / 5 ml. jam in the middle of each pastry. Put in the oven in middle rack for about 15 minutes, or until the edges of the pastries start to turn brown.
  6. Once baked, take out of the oven and let sit to cool for about 5 minutes. Then do the powder sugar coating as you wish. The pastries are best eaten fresh, but if some are left for the next day, they will still be tasty too.

Here is this recipe’s link: https://mydearkitcheninhelsinki.com/2015/11/04/joulutorttu-tahtitorttu-finnish-pinwheel-shaped-christmas-tarts/

Enjoy!

Marja