Pistachio and goji pinwheels


Pistachio and goji pinwheels
Inspired by the traditional French "pain aux raisins" (like Danish pastries), here is a colourful and flavoursome version filled with pistachio cream and goji berries.
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Last modified on: October 10th 2021

Keywords for this recipe:BakingPastryViennoiserieDanishPistachioGojiFlaky yeast dough
For 36 pieces, you will need:

Change these quantities to make: 4 pieces 6 pieces 12 pieces 24 pieces 36 pieces
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Time required for this recipe:
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24 min.1 hour 30 min.25 min.2 hours 19 min.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 10 min.
Pistachio and goji pinwheels : Photo of step #1
You will need your 4 cups Yeast-based flaky dough (for croissants) to be really cold. If it isn't, roll out roughly, then lay on a baking sheet and chill in the freezer for 10 minutes, or in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
Pistachio and goji pinwheels : Photo of step #2
Roll out the dough into a large rectangle 18" x 10" (45 x 25 cm). Tip: Lay the dough on a plastic sheet to make the next stage easier.

Stage 3 - 2 min.
Pistachio and goji pinwheels : Photo of step #3
Mark a line 2" (5 cm) in from the nearest short edge.

Stage 4 - 2 min.
Pistachio and goji pinwheels : Photo of step #4
Use a rolling pin to thin out the edge part nearest you.

You will completely squash the dough, but don't worry, this will help when it comes to sealing up the roll later.

Stage 5 - 3 min.
Pistachio and goji pinwheels : Photo of step #5
Spread 2 23 cups Pistachio cream over the whole surface, apart from the thinned bottom edge.

Stage 6 - 2 min.
Pistachio and goji pinwheels : Photo of step #6
Scatter 1 13 cup goji berries over the cream filling.

Stage 7 - 3 min.
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Now comes the tricky part: you need to roll up the dough, starting from the furthest edge, into a neat cylinder.

If you have the dough on a plastic sheet, simply pull this towards you slightly to start the roll.

Stage 8
Pistachio and goji pinwheels : Photo of step #8
If you do this really carefully, you should end up with a tightly rolled and even cylinder.

Stop when you get to the line you marked.

Stage 9 - 2 min.
Pistachio and goji pinwheels : Photo of step #9
Use a brush dipped in water to moisten the thinned edge of the dough.

Stage 10 - 20 min.
Pistachio and goji pinwheels : Photo of step #10
Finish rolling the dough, sticking the moistened edge firmly, and lay the roll on a baking sheet, still in its plastic sheet if possible.

Chill in the freezer for 20 minutes, or the fridge for 45 minutes to make the roll easier to slice.

Stage 11 - 5 min.
Pistachio and goji pinwheels : Photo of step #11
After chilling, use a serrated knife to cut the roll into slices about 1" (2.5 cm) thick.

Stage 12
Pistachio and goji pinwheels : Photo of step #12
Lay the slices on a baking sheet, well spaced out (they will swell during proving and baking), no more than 6 on a sheet.

Stage 13 - 1 hour
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This is not essential, but you can glaze the slices around the sides only, or this will hinder the rising in the oven.

Put somewhere hot to rest and rise for 1 hour.

Stage 14 - 25 min.
Pistachio and goji pinwheels : Photo of step #14
Preheat the oven to 360°F (180°C).

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, keeping an eye on the browning towards the end.

Leave to cool on a wire rack.
Remarks
As with many other pastries, these freeze very well for baking later: freeze the slices just after cutting.

For the classic "pain aux raisins", fill with confectioner's custard and raisins.
Keeping
Should be eaten as fresh as possible while the yeast-raised flaky dough is still crisp.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
7,511 Kcal or 31,447 Kj150 gr720 gr453 gr
376 %58 %68 %69 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
417 Kcal or 1,746 Kj8 gr40 gr25 gr
21 %3 %4 %4 %
Per piece
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
209 Kcal or 875 Kj4 gr20 gr13 gr
10 %2 %2 %2 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
How much will it cost?
  • For 36 pieces : 18.17 €
  • Per piece : 0.50 €

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Source
Home made.
This recipe uses (among others)
Yeast-based flaky dough (for croissants)Yeast-based flaky dough (for croissants): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: French croissants, ... All
Pistachio creamPistachio cream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Cherry and pistachio tarts, ... All
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