Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Monte Cristo Buns

A couple months ago a co-worker presented me with a challenge.  She brought in a sandwich that had meat baked on the inside.  One of my favorite sandwiches is a Monte Cristo so I decided that was the sandwich I wanted to create as a stuffed bun.

Monte Cristo Buns

3 1/2 cups  bread flour
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 cup milk
3 large eggs
1/4 cup sugar
2 1/4 tsp bread machine active dry yeast
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup ham, cubed
1/2 cup turkey breast, cut thin strips
1/4 cup Monterey Jack cheese shredded
1/8 cup strawberry jam

Melt butter and add milk, heat until warm.  Combine all dry ingredients in a bread machine.  Slowly pour in milk/butter mixture.  Set to dough setting.

When dough cycle is complete, roll out on floured surface until 1/8" thick.  Cut out in 4" circles.  I used a Pampered Chef Cut-N-Seal to cut the dough with.

Fill the center of each circle with a few ham pieces, turkey slices, a pinch of cheese and 1/4 tsp. strawberry jam.

Pinch together dough and place seam side down on a parchment lined baking sheets.  Let rise for a half hour before baking.

Serve warm.

Servings: 26

Bake for 20 minutes at 325°F