This very tasty breakfast is very welcome at my table! I have endless ideas for pastry fillings and they look so good!!! Guests absolutely love it and this morning’s version was no different. They look complicated but really do not take too much work or time. But then – I don’t mind spending time on good food. I made a garlic butter that I drizzled over the crown after the baking time…it was a treat of deliciousness!!! Rich, flaky & buttery pastry with melted cheese, some herbs and ham. Now that is my idea of a perfect start to the day!! With a shot or two of Nespresso…of course.
Ingredients (Serves 4)
1 Roll puff pastry
10 Slices chicken ham
10 Slices cheddar / gouda cheese
3 Tbs Creme fraiche
1 Tsp Dijon mustard
Few sprigs fresh thyme, leaves only
1 Garlic clove, chopped
How to do it
Preheat the oven to 190 degrees and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
Flour a work surface and place pastry on top. Gently roll pastry out to widen by about 2 cm top and bottom. Mix the creme fraiche & dijon mustard together. Using a spatula, spread the mixture over the pastry, leaving 1cm open on the sides. Sprinkle with the thyme leaves, salt & black pepper. Lay the ham on top, followed by the cheese slices. Gently roll the pastry over as tightly as possible and keep rolling until you have a long log. Join the two ends and press together tightly.
Place the pastry on the prepared baking tray. Using a sharp knife, slice 3cm slits around the edges, not going all the way through. Gently pull and twist each piece to its side to expose the stuffed parts.
Brush the top of the pastry with the egg and sprinkle with a little more black pepper. Bake in the oven for 35 minutes. In the meantime, place garlic & butter in a small sauce pan, melt and simmer for about 3 minutes. Remove the crown from the oven, drizzle with garlic butter and leave on the tray to cool for about 10 minutes before serving.
From my kitchen to yours, with love x