Imagine it's your birthday and you're woken with presents, coffee and homemade jambons - wouldn't that be great I hear you say, why yes that's what I thought.
I love jambons - little greasypastriesfromthedelicounterofSpar - they're my hangover treat, and I've been looking for an excuse to re-create them at home.
Thy would have been perfect except I bought the wrong kind of pastry - they still worked out pretty delicious
1 piece of Fontina cheese - grated
Plain flour - maybe 2oz or so
Puff pastry (not filo pastry that I bought - oops)
Lardons (bacon/ham whatever you fancy)
1/2 teaspoon of English mustard
Grease a baking tray, and pre-heat your oven to gas mark 6.
Melt the butter over a med heat and sprinkle in some plain flour - enough to turn it into a paste. Then gradually add in a little milk stirring all the time to avoid getting lumps, gradually add the milk until you get a smooth thick sauce. Then add in the grated cheese keep stirring until all the cheese has melted. stir in some salt and pepper and the mustard. Bear in mind you want to keep this pretty thick - if it's too thick just add a dash of milk.
Fry up or grill your bacon and chop into little pieces.
Cut your pastry into 4 inch square pieces, put a heaped serving spoon of the cheese mixture into the centre of each square, and sprinkle on some bacon. Pinch the corners together to form a little rim around the edge.
Allow to cool slightly - then devour - yum!
So yes - I did use the wrong pastry - so imagine like mine but puffier - yeah - ok? Great