Ham and Gruyère Crescent Rolls

Ham and Gruyère Crescent Rolls on white surface

These Ham and Gruyère Crescent Rolls are our savory spin on traditional crescent rolls is filled with a slice of ham and cheese. They’re then swirled right into a roll with completely fluffy texture courtesy Crimson Star®!

Ham and Gruyère Crescent Rolls

  • 4¼ cups (540 grams) bread flour
  • 2 tablespoons (24 grams) granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon (9 grams) kosher salt
  • 1 cup (240 grams) heat entire milk (100°F/38°C to 110°F/43°C)
  • 2 tablespoons (42 grams) honey
  • 2 (0.25-ounce) packages (14 grams) yeast*
  • ½ cup (113 grams) unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 giant eggs (100 grams), room temperature and divided
  • 1 giant egg yolk (19 grams), room temperature
  • 10 ounces (284 grams) Gruyère cheese
  • 1 pound (454 grams) sliced ham*
  • ½ cup (120 grams) Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon (15 grams) water Garnish: flaked sea salt, cracked black pepper
  1. Within the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat flour, sugar, and kosher salt at low pace till mixed.
  2. In a small bowl, stir collectively heat milk, honey, and yeast. Let stand till foamy, 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. Add yeast combination, melted butter, 1 egg (50 grams), and egg yolk to flour combination, and beat at low pace till a shaggy dough varieties, 1 to 2 minutes. Change to the dough hook attachment, and beat at medium pace till a clean, elastic dough varieties, 12 to 14 minutes.
  4. Spray a big bowl with cooking spray. Place dough in bowl, turning to grease prime. Cowl and let rise in a heat, draft-free place (75°F/24°C) till doubled in dimension, 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  5. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  6. Reduce cheese into sticks (about 2x⅛ inches every). Reduce ham slices in half widthwise.
  7. Punch down dough. On a calmly floured floor, divide dough in half (about 510 grams every). Roll half of dough right into a 14-inch circle. (Hold remaining dough lined with plastic wrap to stop it from drying out.) Reduce dough into 12 equal triangles.
  8. Unfold 1 teaspoon (5 grams) mustard in heart of every triangle; place 1 piece of cheese and 1 piece of ham at heart of base, folding ham to fit it to base of triangle. Ranging from base, roll up dough round ham and cheese. Place rolls, pointed facet down, not less than 1½ inches aside on ready pans. Repeat with remaining dough, remaining mustard, remaining cheese, and remaining ham. Cowl and let rise in a heat, draft-free place (75°F/24°C) till puffed, about 45 minutes.
  9. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  10. In a small bowl, whisk collectively 1 tablespoon (15 grams) water and remaining 1 egg (50 grams). Evenly brush rolls with egg wash, and garnish with sea salt and pepper, if desired.
  11. Bake till golden brown, about 10 minutes. Greatest served heat. Refrigerate in an hermetic container for as much as 3 days.



Earlier articleNew 2023 Baking Retreats