Ham-filled Croissants

This recipe is perfect if you have left over croissants.
Serves four.

Prep Time:

20 minutes

Cook Time:

20 minutes


    • 4 croissants
    • 40g butter
    • 40g flour
    • 290ml milk
    • 1 tablespoon wholegrain mustard
    • 125g Coastal Cheddar plus extra for topping
    • salt and pepper
    • sliced ham


    1. Melt the butter in a heavy based pan
    2. Add the flour and cook for a couple of minutes – the mixture will form a smooth paste – to cook out the taste of the flour.
    3. Pour in about a quarter of the milk and allow it to bubble a little and then whisk like crazy. Repeat this until all the milk is used up whisking well in between so that the sauce isn’t lumpy.
    4. Stir in 125 ml cheese, 1 tablespoon of mustard and a good crack of pepper and take off the heat – the cheese will melt so give it a whisk. Check & see if it needs salt. Allow to cool.
    5. Heat the oven to Gas mark 6/ 200C
    6. Once the sauce is cool or cold, slice the croissants in half lengthways. Lay the halves on a baking tray. Spread sauce over each of the halves (8) and reserve a little for the top. Lay on a thick slice of ham (if you are using up leftovers then as much or as little as you like). Close the croissant.
    7. Spread the remaining sauce over each croissant and sprinkle with cheese.
    8. Pop in the oven for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with a simple salad.