I also made ridiculous cupcakes with three different types of frosting for this event-- that's what I'll put up next. :) These spirals are good, but the cupcakes were out of control. I'm excited to show you my picture of those. Hopefully I will get them up later this week!
(Recipe from my mother via Pampered Chef?)
Makes approximately 56 spirals
2 tubes of crescent rolls
1 tub of spreadable cheese (I use Alouette Garlic and Herb)
1 bag of baby spinach, pre-washed (you will have tons of this left over-- we usually make salad)
1 package of deli ham (at least 8 slices)
Pre-heat the oven to the temperature directed on the crescent roll package. Open the tube of crescent rolls. There will be two "rolls" of dough in the tube. Unroll each roll and separate it into two squares. Each square is made up of two triangles-- don't separate the triangles, even though they are perforated! Pinch together the perforations between the triangles. What you end up with will look like the picture below:
|The crescent roll dough with the triangular perforations pinched/smoothed to make one dough square.|
After the cheese, layer the spinach. Try to get close as close to the edge as possible without going over.
Next, place one slice of ham on top. This layer will most likely hang over the edge-- that's OK.
Once you have all the layers complete, hold the crescent roll at one of the short ends and roll it into a spiral. Try to get this as tight as possible without ripping the dough. (The ham layer makes this a little difficult.) Your spirals will look like this:
Cut the spirals cross-ways into equal slices. Mine usually make about 7 slices each.
Lay the spirals on a cookie sheet and bake for the time directed on your crescent roll package.
Repeat these steps until you've used all your crescent rolls!