I call this Pinwheel Poli because it resembles pinwheels. If you want a really easy way to make delicious poli, then do try this. It uses the same ingredients as Pastry Poli, but the method is far easier.
With this method, all you do is add the poli mixture to a whole sheet of pastry, roll it like swiss-roll, slice, then bake. You will enjoy the same taste, without all the time involved in making individual polis.
If you have a large amount of the mix left over, just put the extra mix into zip lock bags and store them in the freezer. The next time around all you have to do is make this quick pastry.
I recommend using substitute ingredients for butter, sugar, cream & milk that may be more suitable for certain health conditions.
You will need a rolling pin & a board to roll dough
The Pastry is Rolled, ready to be refrigerated, then sliced and baked
Pastry being rolled like a swiss-roll, filled with poli mixture. The sides are being enclosed
Rolled pastry layered with poli mixture
The pastry is rolled. Now the poli mixture will be added
The first stage or making the pastry
Please note that if you bake this until the pastry is brown, the sugar caramelizes and hardens the filling. So ensure that it is just a cream color-very light fawn color. You will also see some sugar sizzling in the baking dish. This means that it is done. When you see this, switch off the heat and leave in the oven for about 2-3 minutes if it is still a very light color. Then remove from oven.
I hope you enjoy using this recipe. I have used this pastry several times and it does work really well. Since the dough itself has no sweet ingredient, you can use this pastry for a number of pies.
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