One of my favourite snacks from any deli counter, I have a weakness for ham and cheese jambons. Be it in the morning after feeling hungover from the night before or as a lunch time snack, you just can’t beat a good ham and cheese jambon.
I had some left over puff pastry from when I made another recipe so decide I’d use it up by attempting to make these delicious ham and cheese jambons. It was surprisingly easy to make and only took 15 minutes in the oven.
I’ve looked up different recipes which call for two pieces of puff pastry to be used when rolling them out, however, I’ve just kept it simple and used the one. They taste the same and look identical.
In the recipe below, I’ve used lardon bits or bacon bits, but you can use full rashers and just chop them up if you want. Or you can use plain old ham. I like the lardon bits, be careful that you use a pack that are not over salted as they can really ruin it.
As I said above, I also ‘cheat’ and use ready rolled puff pastry. You can find this in most supermarkets or you can make it from scratch either. I find that the premade stuff is easier than making my own and both taste similar, I’d say the supermarket one offers a better consistency in terms of results compared to my own.
If you are making batches, you can also freeze them and cook from frozen. Just make sure if you do this that the centre is fully cooked – oh, and don’t over do the filling as it’ll take longer to cook!
Here’s my ham and cheese jambon recipe.
- Puff Pastry x 1 roll (will make six jambons)
- 1 x packet of Bacon Bits or Panchetta or Lardons (or just cut up bacon)
- Mozzarella cheese
- Egg for glazing
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees
- Roll out puff pastry
- Stretch out the puff pastry a little using a rolling pin on each side
- With a knife, cut the sheet of pastry into 6 sqaures
- Place cheese and bacon bits filling into the middle
- Pull in each of the corners to make a smaller square and contain the filling
- Glaze the puff pastry with a little bit of beaten egg
- Place on a grease proof tray or silicon mat
- Bake in the oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Be sure to check on them from time to time and don’t let them get burnt!