Some savoury catherine wheels with a child's model firework

Savoury Catherine Wheels

Today is Bonfire Night or Guy Fawkes Day in the UK.  You can read more about the history of this festival here.  However, for most British people these days,  it’s just an excuse to have a bonfire and set off fireworks at a community display.  Also, the more unpleasant aspects, such as burning effigies of Guy Fawkes, no longer happen widely.

Allergy Little and I decided to celebrate Fireworks Night by making Savoury Catherine Wheels.  This is an incredibly easy recipe using two of our store cupboard stars: Orgran Pizza and Pastry Multimix, and Zest Vegan Basil Pesto.

We made the pizza and pastry multimix using the same method we used to make pizzas here.  Then we rolled the pastry out thinly (about 0.5cm) and covered it with the pesto.  We made sure we covered the whole of the pastry.


We then rolled up the pastry.


Using a sharp knife, I cut the pastry roll into slices.


We lay those on a baking tray and cooked them for 15-20 minutes at 200 C.


These are best eaten straight away, but you could prepare them in advance and then cling film the baking tray until you need them.  It might be a good idea to sprinkle a little water over the pastry to stop it drying out, if it going to be a long time until you bake them.  Of course, don’t forget to remove the cling film when you put the tray in the oven!

Some savoury catherine wheels with a child's model firework

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