Mummy Alarm - Quick and easy Nutella Swirls

Ten delicious recipes using ready to roll pastry

April 29, 2014

When I was a little girl I would watch my Mam in amazement at how fast she could knock up some pastry and make a tasty apple pie. Over the years I have learned to make many different foods but pastry is something that I just never get quite right. For me using ready made pastry like Jus-Rol isn’t a cheat, it is a short cut to help me get to some delicious food.

Jus-Rol recently sent me over some vouchers in order to try out their range of ready to roll pastries. Although there is a recipe ideas section on their site I was keen to see what my fellow bloggers had been making using ready to roll pastry.

Savoury Slices

The lovely Mummy Mishaps has two yummy quiche recipes that I’m very keen to give a go, especially with picnic and BBQ season ahead of us.

Pesto chicken and roasted pepper quiche – Making something from leftovers is both satisfying that you haven’t thrown food away and cost effective. This yummy quiche uses up roast chicken left over from the family roast.

Mummy Mishaps - Pesto Chicken and Roasted Pepper Quiche

Beetroot  and goats cheese quiche – A great way to use fresh beetroot, I can see this being something that gains me some brownie points with my MIL as she loved both beetroot and goats cheese.

Mummy Mishaps - Beetroot and Goats Cheese Quiche

Bacon, tomato and cheese tartlets – Whilst over on Emmys Mummy, she shares a wonderful mini tartlet recipe that is great for getting the children involved in making their own tea.

Emmys Mummy - Bacon, Tomato & Cheese tartlets

Cheese and Vegetable Tart – The wonderful I’m Counting UFO’s shares a great meat-free tart, I think these would make a great addition to a BBQ or picnic.

I'm Counting UFO's - Cheese and Vegetable Tart

Puff Pizza – Chicken and Tomato – Being a lover of pizza sometimes the base can be a little too much, Scottish Mum has a fab recipe using puff pastry as a pizza base (what a great idea).

Sweet Treats

Being more of a sweet tooth person than savoury this is my favourite part… on to the delicious sweet treats that can made using ready to roll pastry.

Summer Berry Filo Parcels – Filo pastry is something I have never used, I think the delicate nature of it frightens me as I can be a little heavy handed in the kitchen. I’m loving that this incorporates items that you may have sitting in your freezer already, especially if you have been fruit picking like Me and My Shadow.

Me and my shadow - Summer Berry Filo Parcels

Nutella Swirls – I love Nutella, I’m quite sure that I could love off the stuff (not sure on the health benefits but hey) so you can imagine my delight when I spied these fabulous Nutella Swirls over on Mummy Alarm.

Mummy Alarm - Quick and easy Nutella Swirls

Nutella filled Croissants – Sticking with the Nutella theme, Three Years & Home shows just how easy is it to make chocolate filled croissants.

Three Years & Home - Nutella Croissants

Apple and Mincemeat Pie – This a classic twist on a simple apple pie that I remember as a child. Yellow Days shows how quick and easy making a tasty pie can be.

Apple and Mincemeat Pie

Cinnamon Whirls – This has to be one Mr Boo’s favourite treats and I must admit to thinking that there was more to the recipe that there actually was. I guess I have no excuse not to make them now, thank you The Brick Castle.

The Brick Castle - Cinnamon Whirls

Do you have a favourite ready to roll pastry recipe?

If so, please share the link in the comments and I’ll add it to my Pinterest recipe board

Disclosure: We received some Jus-Rol ready to roll pastry vouchers FOC for the purpose of sharing what fabulous treats you can make with it.


  • sandy ralph April 29, 2014 at 10:33 am

    oh i would love to try some of these, the nutella swirls look delicious

  • Steph ( April 29, 2014 at 11:10 am

    Woot! Thanks for featuring my recipe 🙂 I’m with Sandy about the Nutella swirls. Yum yum!

  • Rachel Humphries April 29, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    We do a very very similar recipe to the nutella swirls, just roll the puff pasty out slaver with marmite then roll up and bake. You’ll either love it or hate it!

  • jenny paulin April 29, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    thank you for including my recipes and what an array of great uses for ready to roll pastry!! x

  • Amanda April 30, 2014 at 8:37 am

    my mouth is watering now. Such a versatile thing to have in the fridge…brilliant!

  • Mary April 30, 2014 at 8:41 am

    Making me feel hungry just looking at all these.

  • Beth April 30, 2014 at 10:10 am

    With Slimming World I’ve pretty much accepted I have to give up on pastry – despite loving it. As a treat once in a while I sometimes consider it but once I start I can’t stop! Some truly tempting recipes here though!

  • Samantha R April 30, 2014 at 11:36 am

    yum, some great ideas, pastry is so time consuming I always buy ready made

  • Kate Williams April 30, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    These all look gorgeous – suddenly feeling very peckish!!

  • Clare April 30, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    I need those cinnamon whirls and Nutella ones NOW!
    Thanks for including ours lovely, reminds me I really should make some more

  • Philippa April 30, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    Yum! Love the cinnamon rolls, and am definitely going to replenish my stock of Nutella now…

  • LearnerMother April 30, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    I’m a big fan of ready roll, thanks for all these great ideas!

  • Bev April 30, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    Oh – nutella swirls! Fab!

  • WONDERTHRIFT May 1, 2014 at 12:22 am

    I couldn’t love ready to roll pastry ANY MORE! I am the biggest fan – as someone who can’t bake it has saved my face on so many hosting occasions! These recipes looks DELISH! Thank you x x

  • Jen aka The Mad House May 1, 2014 at 10:31 am

    I have never used ready to roll pastry. My mother would never let me buy pastry when it is so easy to make as she would say! But this is a FAB resource

  • Jennifer Rhymer May 1, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    Oooh, the Summer Berry Filo Parcels love so delicious and so does the pizza 🙂

  • Jill Cordner May 2, 2014 at 7:50 am

    My kids love Nutella and you make it look so easy that I’m gonna try it lol x

  • Paul Wilson May 4, 2014 at 11:45 pm

    Ready roll pasty is up there with sliced bread imo.

  • Emma Chester May 27, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    I never think to use ready made pastry for tarts, my kids would love that, especially in summer with a salad.

  • Alison Turnnidge May 28, 2014 at 8:47 am

    All these recipes look lovely, never made a quiche but think I may have to give it a go especially using ready to use pastry

  • kim June 10, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    Thanks for the lovely food ideas.

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