Ham And Cheese Pocket

Have you ever had a day where you just want to eat something really good but with a twist? We do that here a lot! I take something that I know we LOVE and add twists to it. Like ham and cheese sandwiches. The regular ham and cheese sandwich on bread or a grilled cheese are the classic versions of this. Here is our twist on the famous combo. It is a FAV here!

Supply List:

2 1/4 tsp (one packet) Active dry yeast

1 cup Warm water (110 -115 degrees)

1 tsp Sugar

1 tsp Salt

2 tbs Oil

3 1/2 cups Flour (I used unbleached flour)

Rolling pin (optional)

1 Egg (beaten)

Ham (Your choice of ham. Can be freshly sliced ham from a ham you roasted or lunch meat you bought at your favorite deli)

Cheese (Your choice again. Sliced or shredded. What ever kind you want)

Anything else you want to add. (tomatoes, greens, onions, fruit, etc)

Cookie sheet / pizza pan / baking stone

Directions:

Dissolve yeast in the warm water.

 

Yeast makes it appearance.

Yeast makes it appearance.

 

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Warm water getting invited to the party and then they proof together in about 5 minutes or so.

Add sugar, salt, oil to the yeast.

Sugar, salt, oil saying hello!

Sugar, salt, oil saying hello!

Add the flour.

Flour is joining the party now.

Flour is joining the party now.

Knead until it forms a dough ball.

Look how pretty!

Look how pretty!

Let dough rise for 30 minutes (dough will double in size)

Double in size....

Double in size….

Punch down the dough. My family fights over who gets to punch it!

Punched down!

Punched down! I got to do this time! You can see my ring imprint on the dough….

Begin to knead and work with the dough until you get it into the shape and thickness you want for your crust. I use my finger tips a lot for this process.

You can also use the rolling pin you got for Xmas too if you want.

I wanted to try out the rolling pin.

I wanted to try out the rolling pin.

Once you get the crust to the thickness you want, lay it out on the pan.

Rolled it out to the thickness we wanted.

Rolled it out to the thickness we wanted.

On the pan waiting....

On the pan waiting….

Now layer your ingredients on it.

Freshly shredded cheese making it's way on the crust.

Freshly shredded cheese making it’s way on the crust.

Fresh ham sliced....

Fresh ham sliced…. We were boring this time and did not add anything else fun to the pocket.

Gently fold the crust in half.

Beginning to fold over...

Beginning to fold over…

Does not look so appetizing huh?

Don’t worry this is how it is supposed to look!

FOLDED! Told you it would be ok!

FOLDED! Told you it would be ok!

Seal the edges of the crust.

Sealing the edges.

Sealing the edges.

If they are not sticking for you, dip your fingers in water and trace it along the edge of the dough.

If they are not sticking for you, dip your fingers in water and trace it along the edge of the dough.

Gently press down to seal the edges.

Gently press down to seal the edges.

Baste with the egg on top.

Beaten egg....

Beaten egg….

Basting with the egg.

Basting with the egg.

Ready to go into the oven.

Ready to go into the oven.

Bake at 350 until golden brown.

Getting a sun tan....

Getting a sun tan….

Golden brown...

Golden brown…

Dinner is served!

Dinner is served!

ENJOY!

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