Broccoli and ham cheese stuffed crescent rolls are one of the earliest recipes I remember learning how to make.
We would’ve used canned crescent rolls, so as a kid, it was pretty easy for me to cut the packaged ham into tiny squares, shred the cheese, and mix the broccoli in with my hands.
Unfortunately, it’s also another one that I don’t have a real recipe for either. (Kinda funny how this one involves broccoli, too.)
The basic breakdown?
- A head of broccoli with florets chopped and boiled or steamed to be tender
- A couple packages of cheap ham – In terms of ham bought from the deli, I’d call it about an inch stack, diced, give or take several bites
- A half a block of cheese (about 4 oz?), shredded
- A very large squirt of mustard….plus a couple small squirts after you taste-test and realize you still want it a little tangier
Mix it all together and pile onto 8 croissant rolls, canned or homemade. If the broccoli is still a bit warm, all the better because it’ll melt the cheese some and help it stick together.
With these croissants, I put the pizza stone in the fridge while I prepared the rest of the ingredients and then worked directly on the cold surface as much as possible before putting everything in the oven.
Are you in as much awe as I am?
Well, probably not. I hear it’s not exactly normal to get completely sucked into photos like this, but I find it absolutely stunning. I can just imagine how carefully the ingredients were measured and mixed….how precise the oven temperature was….and most interestingly, how nervous the person was when he/she had to carefully carve this to prevent the light flaky layers from squishing against themselves.