Saturday, December 1, 2012

Yummy Bacon Cheddar Pinwheels

Happy December 1st!  Today I am sharing with you a fabulous appetizer recipe that I think you will love.  My first introduction with Bacon Cheddar Pinwheels came at a Valentine's Day get together at our church.  The pastor's wife borrowed the recipe from her daughter and they were an instant hit.  Let me tell you how good they really are... my hubby and I belonged to a Sunday School Supper Club and it was my turn to bring appetizers.  I whipped these up and came to our Supper Club looking forward to great fellowship and wonderful food.  The men devoured the entire platter of 60 pinwheels and found themselves fairly full by the time our hostess brought out the main dish she had been working on all day.  She was gracious, but was not happy that they didn't eat much of her main dish!  I was actually banned from bringing Bacon Cheddar Pinwheels to any other Supper Club by the women and ordered to bring them by the men!
Here is the Starting Line-Up...I know the ingredient list is unusual, but trust me!
20 slices of White Bread (crusts trimmed)
1 can Condensed Milk
1/4 cup of Prepared Mustard
1 teaspoon of Worcestershire Sauce
1 and 1/2 pounds of thin or regular Bacon (Do not use the thick variety)
8 ounces of Sharp Cheddar Cheese, grated (Regular or 2%)
I found that the giant loaf of Bunny bread is the best  for making this recipe.  You want a bread that is square and uniform in shape.  Trim the crusts from the bread and roll each piece flat with a rolling pin.
Combine condensed milk, mustard and Worcestershire in a small bowl.  Isn't it a shame that you can never get all of the creamy goodness out of a can of condensed milk?  I give you permission to take another spoon and savor the remains yourself!  I am nice like that!
Cut the bacon in half.  Lay three halves touching in a flat surface.
Place bread on top.  Spread one rounded tablespoon of condensed milk mixture on the bread. Sprinkle one tablespoon of grated cheese on top.
  Roll up and secure with three toothpicks, one thru each bacon slice.  Boy do my hands look like they need some tender, loving care!  
 
At this point you can either refrigerate until you are ready to bake them or bake immediately.  Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.  With a very sharp knife, make pinwheels by cutting between the bacon slices.
Bake 30 minutes, preferably on a broiler pan with a rack.  If you use a broiler pan, I would suggest lining the pan for easier clean-up and spraying the cooking surface with Pam. Normally, I place parchment paper on cookie sheets and bake that way.  If your bacon is very fatty, I would suggest the broiler pan.
 After 30 minutes, you will end up with a delicious pan of Bacon Cheddar Pinwheels.  All of your neighbors will be knocking at the door as they smell the delicious aromas wafting from your kitchen. 
Now for the "First Platter of Christmas"!  You need to think Polar Express here to get my meaning!
Immediately remove the Bacon Cheddar Pinwheels for the broiler tray, remove the toothpick, and place on your platter.
Pick one up and take a bite...close your eyes and savor the goodness!
Let me know if you make this recipe for a Christmas shindig.  They are great for brunches as well.

Many blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse!

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21 comments:

  1. Definitely saving that recipe -- oh, no, wait a minute! I have all those ingredients! I'm going to go make them now!

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    1. Write back and let me know what you think! They are YUMMY!!

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  2. Thank you for this fun and delicious recipe! My daughters enjoyed helping me layer the ingredients and roll them up, and they did smell scrumptious while baking! The only thing we changed was to use whipped cream cheese instead of the condensed milk (because I didn't feel like going to the store).

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    1. What a great substitution! I'll have to give that a try. Whenever I make and take them somewhere, everyone has trouble figuring out what is in the recipe. Glad you liked it!
      Blessings from Still Woods

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    1. Hi Jenn,
      They are yummy. Try them during this season of holiday baking and get togethers.
      Have a great Saturday!

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  4. Hi, i am sure it is very delicious, very rich too. But these days that cholesterol is going up, i'd better let go of my favorite bacon. Thanks for visiting my site.

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    1. Yes, these are for special times and I only eat a few. Enjoyed your site and thanks for visiting mine!

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  5. These sound wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Of course you had me at BACON!!! Ha! These look incredible! I know what will happen to these in my own home!

    Smiles from Idaho,
    Karen

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    1. I know!! There is something about bacon that makes everything wonderful!

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  7. i can taste these right through the screen! holy yummo.

    hope you will find a moment to stop by and enter a giveaway i am hosting for followers (i hope you win!):
    http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2012/12/personalized-lovely-giveaway.html

    happy weekend to you!

    michele

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    1. I wish blogs had smell as well! I hope I am not too late for the give away. Heading over there now!

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  9. Yummy! My family will love this. I am a new follower! What a beautiful home and blog!!! Christy

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  10. Thanks for sharing this recipe. It sounds delicious and my hubby would love them!

    Sandra
    Ravenhill Cottage

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  11. I'm drooling!!! Thanks for the recipe!
    Blessings,
    Leslie

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