Ham in Puff Pastry Recipe

Summary

Difficulty LevelMediumHealth IndexHealthy
CuisineCourse
MethodMain Ingredient

Ingredients

 Frozen puff pastry14 Ounce (400 Gram)
 Cooked ham8 , thin slices
 Button mushrooms14 Ounce (400 Gram)
 Onions2 Large
 Shallot1 Large
 Butter2 1⁄4 Ounce (60 Gram)
 Nutmeg2 Pinch, grated
 Gruyere cheese2 1⁄4 Ounce, grated (60 Gram)
 Double cream15 Milliliter (1 Tablespoon)
 Milk9 Fluid Ounce (240 Milliliter)
 Butter2 Ounce (50 Gram)
 Flour1 1⁄4 Ounce (30 Gram)
 Egg yolk1
 Salt To Taste
 Pepper To Taste

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 4356 Calories from Fat 2699

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 303 g466%

Saturated Fat 122.9 g614.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 540.9 mg

Sodium 1777 mg74%

Total Carbohydrates 300 g99.9%

Dietary Fiber 22.9 g91.7%

Sugars 52 g

Protein 129 g258.3%

Vitamin A 88.4% Vitamin C 94.3%

Calcium 120.6% Iron 89.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

1. Thaw the pastry. Divide it into 2 and roll out each piece to a thickness of 3 mm (1/8 inch). With a round baking tin, mark out a circle on each piece of pastry. Sprinkle a baking sheet with water and place one circle of pastry on it.
2. Prepare the bechamel: melt the butter in a saucepan over a low heat and stir in the flour, making sure it does not brown. Add the cold milk a little at a time, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, and cook for 15 minutes. Season.
3. Remove from heat, and add the nutmeg, cheese and cream. Season and mix well.
4. Dice the ham. Cut the earthy base from the mushrooms, wash under running water and cut into strips. Peel the onions and shallot, and chop very finely.
5. Melt the butter in a frying pan over a low heat, and fry the shallot and onions for 10 minutes. Add the diced ham and mushroom strips. Turn the heat up and fry the ingredients for 10 minutes, stirring constantly with a wooden spatula, until most of the liquid has evaporated.
6. Preheat the oven to 230°C (450°F; gas mark 8).
7. Pour the ingredients from the frying pan into a bowl and slowly fold in the white sauce. Place this filling onto the pastry on the baking sheet. Dampen the edges with a little water and cover with the other circle of pastry. Press the edges together to seal. Brush the top with the egg yolk beaten with a little water to glaze. Bake for 20 minutes, then turn the heat down to 170°C (325°F; gas mark 3) and cook for a further 25 minutes.
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