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Ham and cheese pastry


For the pastry:

  • 1 puff pastry
  • 250g of diced ham
  • 100g of grated gruyere cheese
  • 1 egg yolk

For the béchamel sauce:

  • 2 tbsp of butter
  • 2 tbsp of flour
  • pepper
  • salt
  • 2 cups of milk
  • paprika


Step 1:

Preheat your oven to 180° C (350° F), Gas Mark 6.

Step 2:

Prepare a béchamel sauce by cutting the butter into small pieces and melting it in a saucepan. Add the flour while stirring continuously. Add salt, pepper, and paprika (or other spices according to your taste and your spice cabinet). Add the milk and stir until thickened.

Step 3:

When the béchamel is thickened, remove it from the heat and add the grated gruyere cheese and diced ham.

Step 4:

Roll out the puff pastry. Cut 6 strips in the pastry (3 vertically and 3 horizontally).

Step 5:

Fill the pastry with the mixture from the béchamel sauce.

Step 6:

Seal the pastry by pressing the edges together with a fork.

Step 7:

Brush the pastry with egg yolk.

Step 8:

Place the pastry on a baking tray lined with baking paper.

Step 9:

Bake until golden brown, approximately 15-20 minutes. Serve.


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