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Bake 4 - #12BakesofChristmas 

I know! I finally posted a savoury recipe! These pastries, sometimes called Elephant's Ears, are a lovely savoury snack. Great to pop out if you have people coming over or just want to reward yourself after finishing writing that huge stack of Christmas cards! 

I had these for the first time when I went to my boyfriend's Mum's for Christmas four years ago and now she makes me a batch every year for Christmas (and for my birthday) because she knows I love them so much! A quick and easy bake for those without a sweet tooth! 

They could easily be adapted to be suitable for vegetarians, just add more cheese instead of ham, or maybe some sun dried tomatoes (haven't tried this one yet but sounds like a lovely combination!) 

Ingredients:
1 pack all butter puff pastry
1 pack Parma ham (around 5 slices)
1 block of Parmesan cheese 

Method
1.Roll out puff pastry in a rectangle shape to about 3-4 mm.
2. Lay slices of Parma ham to cover the rectangle. 
3. Sprinkle as much Parmesan on top of the ham as you like and press down firmly.
4. Fold bottom third of pastry up and top third of pastry down.  Repeat.  Fold once more to form a sausage shape and press together.
5. Cut 5mm-1cm slices and place on a baking tray.  Keep a little space between each as the spread out. Bake for approx 10-15 mins at around 200 fan.  
6. Allow to cool for a minute or two on the tray and then lift off with spatula or knife.  Sprinkle with more cheese if desired. Eat!



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