Tuesday, 16 January 2007

Spunky ham and feta rolls

Although candies and cookies may be at reach, everybody sometimes has the uncontrollable urge to have a salty snack. Well then feta rolls are the thing (I've received contrary opinions, some don't like them that salty). If you want to milden the taste a bit, you may substitute some of the feta cheese with cream cheese (i.e. garlic-flavoured). If you prefer to use diced feta in oil, smash it with a fork and add a little milk to make it spreadable. I have used a ready-made dried herb mixture (basil, marjoram, oregano, rosemary, coriander, paprika, pepper...), but I'm sure using only basil or oregano would be fine too. As for the ham, I like to use (and strongly recommend!) ultrathin slices . Ham can also be substituted with smoked sausage.

Spunky ham and feta rolls

500 g puff pastry
200 g feta cheese
2 tsp onion powder
1,5 tsp dried herbs
100 g thin ham slices
15 g raisins
sesame seeds

1. Roll the puff pastry on a floured surface until it's quite thin.
2. Spread feta cheese onto the pastry.
3. Sprinkle with herbs, raisins and onion powder, lay the ham slices onto the pastry.
4. Roll the pastry into a tight roll (you can even strech it out a little bit afterwards).
5. Cut the roll into slices (to make the process easier, dip your knife into hot water before cutting)that are not thicker than 1 cm and lay them onto a greased griddle, making sure they have a round shape.
6. Sprinkle the rolls with some sesame seeds and bake them at 175 C for 30-35 minutes.

This batch makes an enough amount of rolls to overflow my bowl:) And there's something to snack on or eat with puree soup.


Alexandra said...


The funny thing is that I made these because I googled feta+ham, and found your recipe. I made them for my office, and they LOVED THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!
THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH. I will definitely make these again.

Evelin said...

Alexandra, thank YOU so much for such positive feedback!:)