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Ham and Cheese Pastry Puffs from The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook

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September 3, 2013 by BettyCupcakes

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Ham and Cheese Puff Pastry from The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook

In Texas, ham and cheese are best friends.  You’ll find them together in all manner of concoctions.  Quiche, sandwiches, and even muffins.  One of my favorite bakeries in Dallas, JD’s Chippery in University Park, makes these giant ham and cheese muffins.  I used to get one of those and a cherry lemonade after school because my mom worked across the street.  I really don’t wonder why I was a chubby kid.

But I digress.

These ham and cheese pastry puffs are the muffin’s sophisticated cousin.  They’re golden, crispy, and flaky in all the right ways.

Ham and Cheese Puff Pastry from The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook

Salty and just a bit sweet, they are dusted generously with a refined blend of spices including onion powder, chili powder, dried thyme, freshly ground black pepper, allspice, cloves, cinnamon, and garlic powder.

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Ham and Cheese Puff Pastry from The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook

Despite their delicate and dainty nature, these Ham and Cheese Pastry Puffs from Griffin and Cheryl Day are easy to make.  Wrap Black Forest ham and cheddar cheese in store bought puff pastry, sprinkle with spice blend, and bake until golden brown.

I can see these being served at afternoon tea, a bridal or baby shower, a brunch with friends, or even as a light and rich dinner alongside a glass of crisp and sweet white wine.  I served them for breakfast and they were promptly devoured by adults and toddlers.

Ham and Cheese Puff Pastry from The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook

A few notes on the recipe:

  • The spice blend makes A TON.  I saved my extra spice blend in a small container and have used it on salmon and veggies to great success.
  • If you don’t have parchment paper, using aluminum foil is fine but make sure you grease it first.  They will stick (not that I would know).

Have you gotten your copy of The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook yet?  I hope you’ll join me in baking all of the gorgeous food that’s inside.  Share your treats with me on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest!

 What is your favorite breakfast pastry?


  • wendy says:

    These look divine! As a testament to their power, I’ve just eaten a huge breakfast but still think I could manage a dozen or so of these little gems.
    I shall check out the cook book immediately!
    W.

  • Amber says:

    Yummy! I would enjoy those.

    • BettyCupcakes says:

      I loved that they were so easy- you could definitely change the spices to fit your taste or what you had in the kitchen.

  • These look delicious! I don’t think I could stop eating them! I’m visiting from All My Bloggy Friends! If you like to link up I’m co-hosting Tell Me Tuesday this week at http://www.craftdictator.com!

  • Angel says:

    Wow, these look so good. I’ve got to give these a try. I love ham and cheese too. Thanks for sharing with us at our Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.
    Angel

    Also following you via Bloglovin’ and looking forward to see what you cook up next.

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