Monday, January 18, 2010

Ham and Cheese Spirals

Here is an interesting finger food dish when organizing large parties. As most finger foods, it usually requires a few ingredients to make it. It has been a while I haven't use puff pastry as it is an easy ingredient to use especially for appetizers. With puff pastry, I made Crispy Mozzarella Sticks and Cheese Twists in May 2009. Last week, I made a simple cheese and ham combination rolled in puff pastry adapted from Kraft's website.

Makes about 24
Preparation Time : 15 mins
Baking Time : 12-14 mins
Printable Recipe


1 egg
1 tbsp water
1 Puff Pastry sheet
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1 tsp cayenne pepper
170g smoked ham


1. Preheat oven to 400F.

2. Make egg wash by beating egg and water.

3. Roll puff pastry into 14x10 inch on a lightly floured surface, cut half lengthwise. Brush both pastry halves with egg wash.

4. In a small bowl, combine parmesan and cayenne pepper. Sprinkle 3 tbsp of the cheese mix evenly over one pastry piece. Cover with ham slices.

5. Place the remaining pastry sheet over ham, egg-side down. Roll gently with a rolling pin to seal. Brush again with egg wash.

6. Roll up tightly, starting with the long side. Cut crosswise into 1/2-inch slices.

7. Place on parchment paper. Brush with egg wash and sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Bake for 12-14 mins or until golden brown. Serve.


  1. simply and easy and they would be a huge hit! Thanks for sharing!

  2. This looks and sounds delicious! I wish I had one right now, I'm so hungry! Have a great week!

  3. I love these and I love that you make it with Parmesan. Delicious and fun for all.

  4. This is such a great idea! It's not too time consuming and it looks delish.



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