Soft and fluffy homemade crescent rolls stuffed with ham and melty cheese is a delicious easy lunch, appetizer or showstopper side dish.
Course Appetizer, Lunch, Side Dish
Keyword Crescent roll recipes, Crescent rolls, Homemade crescent rolls
Prep Time 30minutes
Cook Time 20minutes
Rising time for dough 1hour30minutes
Total Time 2hours20minutes
Servings 16(This recipe will make 12-16 rolls, depending on size)
Author Alida Ryder
Homemade crescent dough recipe
1cupwarm water (you can use milk for a richer dough)
10g (2tsp) instant yeast
For the rolls
12-16 slices smoked ham (gypsy ham or Black Forest ham works well)
200g (7oz) mozzarellacut into 5cm/2in long sticks (low moisture mozzarella works best)
dried mixed herbs (Italian or Herbs de Provence)
To make the dough, whisk together the water (or milk if using), yeast and sugar. Allow to stand for 5 minutes until frothy.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the flour and salt and mix.
Pour the yeast mixture into the flour and mix until the dough starts to come together. Add the egg and butter then knead for 5 minutes until the dough is soft and smooth. The dough should come away from the sides of the bowl while kneading.
If the dough is too sticky, add 2-3 tablespoons flour, one tbsp at a time and allow to knead until the dough is smooth.
Transfer the dough to a greased bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Place in a warm spot and allow to rise for 60-90 minutes until doubled in size.
Tip the dough out onto a floured surface. Roll into a large rectangle approximately 1cm/0.4in thick.
With a pizza cutter or large knife, cut the dough into long triangles, similar to how you would cut croissants.
Place the ham and a piece of cheese onto the thicker side of the dough then roll into a tight roll. Tuck the point under and place on 2 sheet pans lined with parchment paper.
Cover loosely with plastic wrap or a damn tea towel and allow to rise for 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F.
When the rolls have risen, brush them with beaten egg then season with salt and herbs.
Place in the oven and allow to bake for 15-20 minutes until the rolls are golden brown, puffed and baked through.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving.