By using 'ready made pastry' it will cut down on time. I know there are a few out there that don't like to use this type of pastry, but honestly if you follow the cooking instructions you can't go wrong.
If you are a busy Mum or Dad (which most of us are) this will save a lot of time, and the children can help also.
Makes 18; Preparation time 30 minutes; Cooking time 15 - 20 minutes
1lb/450g puff pastry.
1 tbsp/15ml wholegrain mustard (optional)
4 thin slices of ham (no chewy bits)
beaten egg to glaze.
Pre-heat oven to 6/400*f/200*c
Lightly flour you working surface
Thinly roll out half of your pastry to a rectangle approx: 12x8in - 30x20cm.
Cut in half length-ways, then cut into 4in / 10cm squares.
Cut each square into triangles,
Spread a little mustard on each triangle then place a small piece of ham on top,
Brush edges with a beaten egg,
Roll the triangle from the wide ends to the point and curve to make a crescent.
Repeat with remaining pastry and ham.
Place on baking tray and brush lightly with egg,
Bake for approximately 15 - 20 minutes until crisp and golden,
Serve hot or cold.
Once cold place in plastic containers and freeze. They will freeze up to 6months.
Try filling some with Tomato Guacamole makes a pleasant change.
I love these baking sheets below, and use them for nearly everything, so easy to clean