Flavorful, soft and garlicky ham and cheese rolls to fill you up at breakfast, lunch or snack time.
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Ham and Cheese Rolls

These are soft and flavorful ham and cheese rolls glazed with a buttery, garlic sauce.

Course Breakfast, Snacks
Cuisine Western
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 15 pieces
Calories 229 kcal
Author sanna


For the dough

  • 2 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour plus 1/2 cup reserved.
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 and 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1 egg
  • 40 grams butter
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup milk

For the Filling

  • 5 tbsp mayonaisse
  • 10 slices ham
  • 10 slices mozzarella cheese

For the glaze

  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 2 tsp honey
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste


Make the Rolls

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine yeast, flour, sugar, and salt. Melt the butter in the microwave and add the milk and water. Heat this liquid mixture in the microwave until it reaches 110 F.
  2. Add the butter mixture to the dry ingredients in the bowl. Mix together using a wooden spoon. Add the egg, then add the remaining flour little by little, mixing after each addition. Only add sparingly-you will not need the entire 1/2 cup. You only need to see the dough gather in the center and cleaning the sides of the bowl. After this consistency is achieved, stop adding the flour.

  3. Turn the dough over on a floured board. Knead for about ten minutes, adding a little flour just to avoid the dough from sticking to the board or to your hands. From sticky and shaggy, the dough will be smooth, elastic and can stretch thinly if you take a little portion out and spread it using your fingers.

  4. Let the dough rest for ten minutes. Roll it into an o8 x 17 inches rectangle. Trim the edges to make the rectangle straight. Spread the mayonnaise over the surface. Arrange the ham slices across the surface then top with the cheese slices.

    With the long side nearest you, roll the dough into a tight log. Cut into 15 portions and place on a buttered 9 x 13 inch baking dish or similar.

  5. Let the dough rise: Cover the rolls with plastic wrap and let rise at room temperature for 12 hours OR pre-heat oven to 200 F. Once the oven reaches the temperature, turn off heat and place the rolls inside with the door closed. Let rise for 60 minutes. Then remove from oven.
  6. Spread the glaze on the risen rolls. Reserve some glaze for brushing the baked rolls later.Preheat oven to 350 F. Bake the rolls for 15-20 minutes or until lightly golden. 

Recipe Notes

Dough recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction