These were something my mother cooked when I was a kid that are still part of our family cooking. She calls these "ham things". They contain no zucchini when she makes them, but I think it's a nice touch and what's not to love about veggies? I'm calling them ham and zucchini pastry rolls.
The kids love these little rolls of yumminess- it's probably just the pastry. It has that effect on people. I actually don't think I've ever come across anything that doesn't taste even more amazing when wrapped in pastry.
We love making things with pastry, because not only can they be made quickly, they also freeze well. So cooked, they can be frozen and then it's just a case of pulling them out of the freezer and popping them in the lunchbox: super simple!
Don't think that the kids will dig the mustard? Well, it's barely noticeable and just adds an extra flavour dimension to the pastries. I think it's super important, especially as I have made these without and they were...bland!
I love how the little bits of ham sticking out the edge end up super crunchy and I love how the cream and the mustard work together with the dill to make a really yummy taste. These are probably my favourite pastries on the blog!
If you're looking for other things to make with pastry for quick and easy lunches, give these recipes a go!
ham and zucchini pastry rolls
- 3 sheets frozen puff pastry defrosted
- 300 grams ham
- 1 zucchini grated
- 1.5 teaspoons dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon dried dill
- 2 tbsps thickened cream
- 2 tbsps milk
- Preheat oven to 200 degrees celsius.
- Place the pastry sheets on a chopping board, make 8 triangles by cutting from corner to corner, horizontally through the middle and vertically through the middle.
- Mix the ham, zucchini, cream, dill and mustard together in a bowl.
- Spoon teaspoonfuls of the mixture into the centre of each triangle, then roll the triangles up leaving one end open.
- Brush with milk and then bake at 200 degrees celsius for 15-20 minutes or until golden.