BBC2 is on a roll! He loves to bake and I think the blog has reinvigorated his passion somewhat. It’s also got his creative side working overtime! I had no input into these at all except to devour several of them straight off, after a tentative beginning, because I’m wary of mustard. But have no fear these are delicious, easy and relatively cheap. Ideal finger food for parties, entertaining, picnics or just good old snacking!
Well done BBC2!
Makes 20 depending on thickness
500g Readymade all butter puff pastry
200g Pack of wafer thin ham
2 tablespoons of English mustard
100g strong cheddar cheese
Pre-heat your oven to 170c fan, line two backing trays with baking parchment or grease proof paper
Lightly flour your work surface and rollout the pastry to a square appox’ 20 inches by 20 inches and about a £1 pound coin thickness. Spread the mustard over two thirds of the pastry using the back of a teaspoon, so you work the mustard to the edges then great the cheese over all the pasty, then place the ham over the cheese ensuring that you cover all the pastry.
Roll the pastry from the mustard edge firmly ending with the end at the bottom. Using a shape knife trim one end to give you an even start, then cut into 1 inch rounds and place on the baking trays spacing well apart to allow for expansion.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown, when removed from the oven let them stand for 5 minutes or so before placing on a wire rack to cool.
Can be frozen once cold.