My Favorite Breakfast Sandwich – the Ham and Cheese Croissant
One of my favorite breakfast sandwiches is the Ham and Cheese Croissant. But this morning I woke up and wanted to make some more of the Triple Berry and Chocolate Croissants that I made two weeks ago. I already had the large crescent rolls in the fridge, and was amazed at how easy this recipe was to make last time. I went to the kitchen and pulled out the crescent rolls. Then I realized that I had finished all the chocolate chips this week. It’s difficult to keep chocolate in the house. We put it in a container with nuts and raisins that we eat as a snack all week.
When I’m out and about and want breakfast, one of my favorite breakfast sandwiches is a ham and cheese croissant. The one I get most of the time is the slow roasted ham and swiss sandwich from Starbucks. I’m a gold card member there and there’s a Starbucks literally directly across from my office building. Yes, it gets expensive, but what can I say… But the ham and cheese croissant breakfast sandwich I like the best is at La Provence. It’s a large flaky croissant with ham, cheese, and an egg omelet inside, with a side salad. I love ham, and I love cheese, and I love croissants. Need I say more about why I love this so much??
Leftover ham, brie cheese and jam
Back to MY kitchen… I remembered that I had some left over brie, and some left over Jalapeno Raspberry Jam from the Brie Quesadilla with Jalapeno Raspberry Jam that I made last weekend (another very simple yet delicious “Easy 1-2-3 Recipe”), and I just took a package of ham out of the freezer yesterday. Perfect! One of the advantages and benefits of Spoonabilities is that each of our products are extremely versatile. They can be incorporated into many different recipes, and, we have many different recipes that can substitute many of our different products. One of the ideas that sparked the creation of Spoonabilities was that Carlos would buy a specific product for a particular recipe, and then it would remain in the refrigerator without another use. We specifically want to make sure that every time you use one of our products, you have multiple uses for it so that you never have a forgotten jar all alone sitting in your refrigerator.
Easy 1-2-3 Recipe
Carlos left with the dogs to take them for a walk. I told him to hurry because these Ham and Cheese Croissant were not going to take long. I opened and rolled out the dough triangles. Then cut the remaining brie into square slices. Each triangle got 2 squares of brie and a half piece of ham rolled up. I rolled up the little blanket of goodness and put on the baking tray.
TIP: This time I was sure to tuck in the ends of the dough at the beginning of rolling them up. When I did the chocolate croissants, some of the chocolate and jam melted and escaped the roll. This time everything was going to stay inside for me (I mean us) to eat. Then I brushed some of the Jalapeno Raspberry Jam on top. Brushing the jam on top would also help to brown the crescent rolls in the oven. TIP: Just out of the fridge, it’s a little thick for brushing on top, so I heated it in the microwave for 12 seconds first. Into the oven they went for 18 minutes.
In the time it took for Carlos to take the dogs out and come back, (and for me to check my Facebook notifications) they were ready!!
TIP: I also realized last time that because of the crescent rolls having filling, they could have used some extra time in the oven. This time I added 2 minutes to the max instruction time. They came out perfect with a light golden brown color. As long as I keep doing cardio at the gym, I may make these cheese and ham croissants every week… and the chocolate croissants too!
OH, so if I wasn’t clear about it, here is the same recipe to follow. Just substitute the ham for the chocolate. ENJOY!