2 Ingredient Lemon Curd Pinwheels #Shop2Give #WeSparkChange

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2 Ingredient Lemon Curd Pinwheels #WeSparkChange #Shop2Give

Every since Sophia and Jaxson could stand on a stool and stir, they’ve been cooking & baking in the kitchen with me. Lately Sophia has expressed an interest in making a recipe all by herself. At 9 years old, she’s more than capable (with a tiny bit of supervision from me).  She fell in love with these 2-ingredient lemon curd pinwheels I made a few weeks ago and asked if she could bake them all by herself. Of course!

I first created them because we had a lonely can of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls in the back of the fridge. As she prepared to make a batch all by herself, she was excited to learn that each food item we purchased from Walmart’s Fight Hunger Spark Change list secured 1 meal on behalf of local Feeding America food banks. Including our favorite Pillsbury Crescent Rolls!

Sophia Lemon Curd Pinwheels #WeSparkChange #Shop2Give

Not only can Sophia made delicious lemon pinwheels with the crescent rolls, but we’re helping to reach the goal of providing 75,000,000 meals. That’s 75 million!

If you’re looking for a simple beginner recipe for your child to bake, these are perfect. Sophia chose lemon curd for the filling, but any jarred fruit preserves will work. I personally prefer cherry preserves (and convinced her to make a few for me), but the lemon curd is pretty dang good too.

Unrolling and pinching dough lemon curd pinwheels

To make the pinwheels, unroll the half of crescent roll dough on a piece of parchment paper the size of your baking sheet. Be careful not to separate the triangle pieces. Pinch together the diagonal perforations.

Cutting points on lemon curd pinwheels

Using a knife or pizza cutter, cut the dough into 4 squares. Don’t worry if they’re not perfectly square. Gently separate them and move them  so they’re 2-3 inches apart on the parchment. Starting at the corner, cut the dough diagonally towards the center approximately 1.5 inches in. You want to leave an uncut section in the middle to hold the filling.

Filling & Folding Pinwheels

Add 1 Tablespoon of lemon curd (or preserves of your choice). Pick up one of the points and fold it towards the middle. Now fold over every other point so you have 4 points folded towards the middle.

There should be four points folded in and four points sticking out–just like a pinwheel! Slide the parchment onto a baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes at 350F. We baked them in batches of 4. Each can of crescent rolls will make 8 pinwheels. Once cool, dust with powdered sugar right before serving.

Lemon Pinwheels ready to bake

Sophia was so proud of her pinwheels that she took some to school for her teacher. Not only did making them give her a sense of independence, our purchase provided meals for a food bank!

Fight Hunger #WeSparkChange #Shop2Give

In fact, Jaxson got in on the action too with a box of Kellogg’s Fruit Loops. We let the kids purchase one box of “fun” cereal and one box of less sugary cereal, and they alternate.

As you can see, there’s so many products on the list from brands that we already purchase: Unilever, General Mills, ConAgra, Campbell’s, Kellogg’s, and Kraft. Why not shop purposefully and choose products on the list so we can do double duty with our purchasing power? You can also donate to the program at Walmart registers.

When you share a photo on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with the #WeSparkChange hashtag, Walmart will also donate $10 to Feeding America! Hurry because the campaign ends May 3, 2015.

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2 Ingredient Lemon Curd Pinwheels #WeSparkChange #Shop2Give

2 Ingredient Lemon Curd Pinwheels
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 8 pinwheels
 
These easy pinwheels are perfect for kids to make!
Ingredients
  • 1 can Pillsbury Crescent Roll refrigerated dough (original)
  • ½ c lemon curd
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Unroll the half of crescent roll dough on a piece of parchment paper the size of your baking sheet. Be careful not to separate the triangle pieces. Pinch together the diagonal perforations.
  3. Using a knife or pizza cutter, cut the dough into 4 squares. Don't worry if they're not perfectly square. Gently separate them and move them so they're 2-3 inches apart on the parchment.
  4. Starting at one corner, cut the dough diagonally towards the center approximately 1.5 inches in. Leave an uncut section in the middle to hold the filling.
  5. Add 1 Tablespoon of lemon curd (or preserves of your choice) in the center of each square.
  6. Pick up one of the points and fold it towards the middle. Now fold over every other point so you have 4 points folded towards the middle. There should be four points folded in and four points sticking out--just like a pinwheel!
  7. Slide the parchment onto a baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes at 350F. While the first batch bakes, repeat with the rest of dough.
  8. Once cool, dust with powdered sugar right before serving.

 

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  1. ashleycovelli April 27, 2015