We survived the first week of back to school! Well, technically it was not 5 days of school week for us but still, YAY!
For us UAE residents our busy school and work week begins on Sunday till Thursday. We have Friday and Saturday as our weekend.
Our back to school week was a breeze, both kids woke up on time and no major morning drama. LittleMiss did have a rough start in school but was fine after.
I first had a taste of Za’atar pinwheels when LittleMiss and I attended a Baby Massage class. After that, I have a weird craving for the flavor ever since and would eat one whole Za’atar Manakish just to satisfy myself.
This week I finally got a chance to re-create the za’atar pinwheels I had 4 years back. It is super easy to make, perfect size for your kids lunchbox and yummy too. Our De’Longhi MultiFry Machine is becoming one of our favorite kitchen gadgets, it has literally saved me from spending more time in the kitchen. This machine also allows me to “fry” food by using small amount of oil and sometime no oil at all, I posted a chicken recipe using the multifry here.
As you can see from this week’s lunchbox, these pinwheels are becoming a favorite.
August 30: LittleMiss C’s first day back in school
August 31: Kuya V’s first day in Year 4
September 1: We had a weird combination for Kuya V’s lunchbox.
And now for the recipe.
Za'atar Feta Pinwheels
½ C Zaatar Spice Mix
½ C Feta Cheese, crumbled
¼ C Unsalted Butter, melted
2 TBSP Flour
Puff Pastry, defrosted but still cold
Roll out puff pastry on a floured surface.
Brush puff pastry with unsalted melted butter.
Sprinkle generous amount of Zaatar mix, followed by crumbled Feta cheese.
Begin at the opposite end, start rolling pastry towards you. Pinch seams to seal roll.
Cut dough about ¾ inch thick. Next, lay pinwheels on your De’Longhi MultiFry pan.
Select CAKE program, power LEVEL 2, timer to 30 minutes and press START/STOP button.