Today there is a recipe for ham roses. I got the idea when I was baking the popular apple roses ...
They always look so pretty and as a spicy version they are the perfect party and finger food for the buffet.
My favorite pizza dough, which I almost always have in the fridge, serves as the basis. But it can also be freshly made and processed after some walking time. It can be kept in the refrigerator for up to a week and its taste gets better every day.
You can of course also modify the ham roses to make them vegetarian, for example with thin, grated zucchini slices.
If you're in a hurry, you can bake the ham roses with the puff pastry you bought instead of the yeast dough.
(for 12 ham roses)
- 500 g flour type 550 or pizza flour (Italian flour Tipo 0)
- 250 g water, lukewarm
- 10g yeast (with longer walking time only 5g yeast)
- 2 teaspoons of salt
- 1 pinch of sugar
- 2 tbsp olive oil
With pizza flour, you may need a little more water for the dough!
- about 12 large strips of ham (alternatively turkey ham, then correspondingly more)
- 2 cups of sour cream (150g each), seasoned with herbs, garlic, salt and pepper or
- approx 300g- 350g herbal cream cheese, also reduced-fat (I had two packets of Philadelphia, each 175g.)
- For the dough, dissolve the yeast in the water with the sugar in a mixing bowl. Thermomix: 2 min / 37 ° C / level 2.
- Add the remaining ingredients for the dough and knead into a dough for 5-8 minutes. Thermomix: 5 min. / Dough kneading level
- Cover the dough for about 60 Let rise for minutes or even overnight (or longer) in the refrigerator - then 5g yeast is enough.
- Connect half of the dough on a silicone mat with the Rolling pin Roll out into a rectangle of about 30x40cm and spread the cream cheese or sour cream with the help of a small spreading palette.
- Now cut the dough from the short side into about 6 strips of the same size.
- and spread with the cream cheese / sour cream.
- Then you put the ham slices on the dough strips so that half of the strip is on the dough and the other half does not. Since the ham roses are too salty for me with some types of ham, I sometimes halve the ham strips lengthways before placing them on the dough. I have shown you both variants in the pictures.
- Then the strips of dough are rolled up and placed in a muffin baking pan. If you have a muffin baking pan with large hollows, you can fold the strips of dough together before rolling them up. With a normal-sized muffin baking pan, you just roll up the strips.
- When all the ham roses have been rolled up, they are baked in the muffin baking pan for about 30 minutes in a cold oven at 200 ° C top / bottom heat (... on the wire rack in the lower third). You are welcome to spray some water into the oven or steam once when baking starts.
- After the baking time on one Wire rack Let cool or serve fresh and warm.
♥ Have fun baking! ♥