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Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Homemade Smoked Ham and Mozzarella Cheese Pastry

Schwarzwälderschinken is a German smoked ham. It is usually eaten on a rye or a whole wheat bread for breakfast or for supper in Germany. Lunch time is the heavy meal of the day and the Germans eat their breakfast and supper with just bread, variations of ham or cheese.

Schwarzwälderschinken aka  smoked ham is delicious but it is sometimes a hassle when I bite on it in the bread and part of it is still hanging on my mouth. I still had a pack of smoked ham today and I thought I could make something different from it besides in a sandwich and so I was creative again. Well, it was more delicious than what I have expected.

INGREDIENTS : 6 pieces

30cm x 20cm ready made filo pastry

6 tbsp. Cheese spread with herbs (Bresso)
5 pieces of smoked ham, sliced into cubes
1 big ripe tomato, cut into cubes
1 tbsp. of sliced fresh or frozen basil
50 gram grated Mozzarella cheese
1 egg beaten for brushing the top of the pastries

Let’s cook! 

1. Cut the filo pastry into 6 equal sizes and put them on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.

2. Spread 1 tablespoon of cheese spread with herbs on each of the filo pastries.
3. With the smoked ham, tomatoes and mozzarella cheese, put them on top of the cheese spread equally.
4.Then sprinkle with chopped basil (fresh or frozen).
5. Fold the filled filo pastries as shown above and brush with beaten egg.
6. Bake in the preheated oven (170°C) for about 20 minutes or until the top of the pastries turn golden brown.

Serve the homemade smoked ham and mozzarella cheese pastries warm. Enjoy!

Homemade Smoked Ham and Mozzarella Cheese Pastry

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  1. This sounds absolutely fabulous! Thanks for the recipe.

    1. You are very welcome Angie. Thanks for dropping by.

  2. Love ham to its core, and when tucked into the filo, oh-yum, simply irresistible.

  3. Indeed Nava.An irresistible delicious food. Thanks for dropping by and have a happy new week.

  4. Oh how very creative Thelma, and this looks so delicious!! I love your idea :) Thanks for sharing!!

    1. You are very welcome Eugene. I am glad you like this recipe. They are indeed delicious. Thanks for dropping by and have a nice weekend.