Monday, January 20, 2014

Ham and Cheese in Puff Pastry

1 package of frozen puff pastry (contains 2 sheets), defrosted
2 tablespoons mustard (plain yellow or your favorite variety)
1/4 pound deli ham (Black Forest, Honey...etc), sliced thin
1/2 pound mozzarella cheese (or favorite variety), sliced thin
1 egg, beaten
parchment paper
Italian seasoning (optional)

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Roll out first sheet of puff pastry on floured surface.  Place it on parchment paper on cookie sheet.  Leaving an inch border around edges, brush mustard on first layer.  Place ham on mustard and then cheese on ham.

Roll out second sheet of puff pastry on floured surface, same size as first layer.  Place on top of filled pastry.  Seal edges by brushing the beaten egg on bottom edge of puff pastry and press with top layer.  Brush egg on top.  Cut slits to let steam escape.  Sprinkle small amount of Italian seasoning over finished pastry before baking.

Bake for approximately 20 minutes until puffed and golden brown.  Cool and serve.