Ham and Cheese Pockets
This is a great recipe to get the children involved in the cooking process at home. It is also perfect for an after school treat. Vary the fillings to suit what you like. Like tomato? Add some thin slices. Like a bit of spice? Add some pepperoni to the pockets. The variations are limitless.
Recipe Tester Feedback: "This is a great recipe for cooking with young kids. It was simple for them to help with and delicious for them to eat." - Karen
No: Egg / Nuts
Contains: Gluten / Dairy
Preparation Time 10 minutes
Cooking Time 20-30 minutes
Can be frozen
- puff pastry - 3 sheets (make your own with the Puff Pastry recipe from this issue)
- ham - 12 small slices
- fresh basil - 1/2 bunch
- garlic clove - 1, peeled
- cream cheese - 250g
- Place pastry (3 sheets) on bench to thaw. Cut each into quarters.
- Preheat oven to 180C. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
- Place one slice of ham (12 total) onto each pastry square.
- Place the basil (1/2 bunch) and garlic clove (1) into the bowl. Chop Speed 7 / 3 seconds. Scrape down sides.
- Add cream cheese (250g) to the bowl. Mix Speed 5 / 10 seconds, or until well mixed.
- Place a spoonful of cheese mixture onto each slice of ham.
- Fold the pastry sheet over and seal to form a pocket.
- Place onto baking tray. Optional: glaze each pocket with a lightly beaten egg (1).
- Bake for 20-30 minutes or until pastry is golden.
Want to add something extra?
- Add some baby spinach leaves in Step 3.
- Add 3 spring onions in Step 4.
- Brush with 1 egg, beaten, to add an extra crispness to the pastry.