I don't know about all of you, but my sister said she is terrible at rolling pinwheels. Just terrible.
This past Saturday I had to make nearly 200 of the little guys, so I got pretty decent. Here are the two main tips I picked up!
Quality or Quantity?
Since I was making these in bulk, I was definitely going for quantity here. And using super-huge tortillas, I got about 15-20 pinwheels out of each one.
If you are going for top quality though, I'd say expect about 4 perfect ones, or 6-10 good ones total.
Stuffing and Rolling
No matter what quantity you want, you won't be using the very ends of the roll, so don't even bother putting ingredients there. I left about 1.5-2 inches free on either end.
Fill with whatever other ingredients you desire, and it's time to start rolling! Grab the right or left side and start as small as possible.
Tight, tight, tight. Make it as tight as you possibly can. Don't worry, you won't over do it; it is, however, incredibly easy to under-do it.
Once I got the hang of it, my pinwheels started to have five layers of tortilla. Well, the ones from the very center of the roll did; the farther out you get, the less tortilla there will be. That's just what happens when you make a circle into a tube.
Fairly decent, right? I'd say so.
Now don't be scared to make these yourself, as my sister is. You can easily whip up a big batch of these in a party emergency! And you can make them fancy too; I really have the urge to try some smoked salmon ones.
Now that you've been off your duff for most of the month, don't give up! Keep trying new things, enjoying life, and making things for yourself!