Monday, July 7, 2008

Ham and Cream Cheese Bites

Today, I experimented with some simple kitchen ingredients, and created a great lunch that everyone loved. It consists of a ball of simple buttery tart crust dough, ham (deli, smoked, etc.) and cream cheese. I had made tart dough, and then flattened it, spread a small amount of cream cheese over it, and then placed small squares of ham on it afterwards. Roll it up, bake at 425 degrees for 10-15 minutes, and you're good to go!

Here are some photos to show the steps one by one.

Step 1: Flatten a small amount of dough with your palm, with smooth it with your fingertip.

Step 2: Spread a small amount of cream cheese over the flattened amount of dough.

Step 3: Add about 4 or 5 squares of ham onto the dough.

Step 4: Start rolling the dough towards you, covering the cream cheese and ham as you go.

Step 5: The dough is all rolled up into a small tube filled with cream cheese and ham.

Step 6: Pinch each end of the tube together with your fingers.

Step 7: Fold each pinched end over and press gently.

Step 8: Place puff on cookie sheet and bake at 425 degrees for 10-15 minutes. (The temperature also varies depending on what tart recipe you use.)

Step 9: Enjoy!


1 comment:

Emma said...

I would love to have your tart crust recipe, Rachel!