Monday, January 22, 2007

CHEESE n' HAM SPIRALS

INGREDIENTS :
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 sheet puff pastry
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan Cheese, divided
  • ¼ tsp ground red pepper (cayenne)
  • 8 slices Smoked Turkey Ham

INSTRUCTIONS :

Preheat oven to 375 F. Beat egg and water until blended, set aside. Unfold pastry on lightly floured surface. Roll into 14 x 10 inch rectangle. Cut in half lengthwise. Brush both pastry halves lightly with some of the egg mixture.
Sprinkle 3 tbsp of the cheese and the pepper evenly over one of the pastry pieces, cover with ham slices. Place remaining pastry piece, egg-side down, over Ham. Roll gently with rolling pin to seal. Brush with additional egg mixture.
Roll up thigly to form a 14 inch log, starting at one of the long sides. Cut log crosswise into 24 slices. Place, cut-sides down, on parchment covered baking sheet. Brush with remaining egg mixture, sprinkle with remaining 1 tbsp cheese.
Bake 12 to 14 min or until golden brown. Add parmesan cheese before serving. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Makes 12 servings, 2 spirals each

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