Ham and cheese and fresh 100% whole wheat bread dough rolled up and baked to a golden deliciousness.
This is a favorite lunch in our house. I just call them ham and cheese rollups and they are my original recipe. Today I started teaching Gabe how to make them, beginning with mixing up the dough, and he did a fabulous job.
I make these starting with organic hard white wheat berries because I’m an overachiever. Not really, I just like grinding my own flour. However, that’s not necessary. You can use any whole wheat flour, though the finer the flour the better.
My intention was to hover over Gabe every step of the way but while we were in the middle making them we found that something really nasty was leaking all over in the refrigerator. I didn’t get a picture of this but you can just trust me. It was brown and liquidy and I still don’t know what it was.
I left Gabe’s side to clean up that mess and when I was just finishing that job up he was making room on the cookie sheet for the last roll. I was pretty impressed because bread dough can be intimidating.
Gabe used the kitchenaid mixer for this but you can use your bread maker if you prefer. Whichever suits you best.
- Just mix up your favorite 2-loaf wheat bread dough recipe but don’t bake it.
- Split it in half on your olive-oiled counter and press one half out into a large rectangle. It works really well if your hands are olive-oiled as well.
- Smear the rectangle with plenty of mayo and mustard, then top it with ham and cheese.
- Starting at a long end, roll the entire thing up, then cut it into 1 1/2 inch rolls, placing each roll on a cookie sheet, evenly spaced.
- Preheat your oven to 325 and let your rolls rise on top of the preheating oven for 1/2 hour. They should almost double in size.
- Bake them for 25 minutes.
They’re really good served warm. Yum.
Do the same thing with the second half of the dough, or just form it into a loaf and bake it in a bread pan at 325 for 30 minutes.
We’ve made taco rollups, cheeseburger rollups, and turkey and cheese rollups with this recipe. I’m going to try bacon, egg, and cheese rollups next.
Also, these freeze really well – grab one from the freezer, microwave for 40 seconds and BAM – Great, healthy snack.
P.S. I just realized this post wasn’t funny so I’m leaving you with this:
Because I think it’s funny. Because it is.
Lady yelling at cat yelling at lady image credits: Lol Snaps
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