The ham and cheese crescent rolls are stuffed with cheesy melting goodness and make the perfect snack time treat. I also adore them as a little breakfast treat. The dough in this recipe is prepared from scratch however you have the option of using store bought ready made dough too, so to save time in making these little ham and cheese crescent rolls.
To make the dough place the Flour on a pastry matand add the Butter cubes. With your hands crumble the butter into the flour (as seen in the result picture).
Add the curd cheese and pinch of Salt to the crumbled butter and flour mixture and start to form a dough. The end result should be a smooth soft dough. Use a kitchenaid if you prefer less mess and to save time.
Place the dough in a bowl and cover it with clean wrap so that no hard crust gets formed on the surface. Keep the dough in the fridge for at least 30 minutes! A cold dough is easier to handle and work with.
Just before rolling out the dough, preheat oven to 200 Celsius/392 Fahrenheit .
Once the dough is cold roll it out to a 0,3 millimeter/ ⅛ inch thickness.
Create triangles with the help of a clean ruler. 10 centimeter width and 15 centimeter height (about 4 x 6 inches) and cut out your triangles as shown.
Now cut your ham and cheese slices into half. Take one Cheese half into your hand and roll it together. Take the Ham half into your hand and place the rolled in cheese into the center. Fold the ham in at the side corners and on top, so that you have a little parcel. Do that with the rest of the slices.
Place the little cheese and ham parcel onto one of the triangles. Start to roll in the cheese and ham parcel to form a crescent. The triangle ending should be at the bottom.
Shape it carefully into a slight crescent form and tuck in and close underneath the dough if open. It should be well sealed or the cheese will melt out and make a mess while baking! Do that with all little crescents.
In a bowl break the egg and swirl it well. Dip into the egg with a kitchen brush and brush over the crescent surface. That will give the baked goods a nice shine and give a moist feeling. Sprinkle some Sesame seeds on top to finish the crescents.
Pop the crescents into the oven at 200 Celsius/392 Fahrenheit for about 20 minutes or until they are golden brown baked
Serve hot as a Snack or even enjoy it as a breakfast/brunch treat!