Meals for under £10: GBBO winner Nadiya’s ham and cheese crown

Ham and cheese crown
Ham and cheese crown

HERE at the Sunday Post we are big fans of former Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain.

She’s just gone up even further in our estimation with this recipe for ham and cheese crown, which she suggests makes a great breakfast for visitors.

Pastry for breakfast? Count us in!


You’ll need:

2 x 320g packets of ready-rolled puff pastry

4 tbsp tomato ketchup

1 tsp paprika

12 cooked smoked turkey or ham slices

200g Gouda cheese, grated

1 egg, lightly beaten

Rock salt

1 tsp black sesame seeds


Preheat the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Line a large baking tray with baking paper.

Unroll both pieces of pastry and join two of the short ends to make one long piece, pressing the two edges together. Place the long piece of pastry on a work surface, making sure to keep the pastry on the paper it’s wrapped in, as this will make manoeuvring much easier.

Mix ketchup and paprika together in a small bowl and spread all over one side of the pastry, leaving just 1cm free round the edges. Lay turkey or ham on top, followed by cheese.

Roll up pastry like a Swiss roll, starting from the long edge. Roll as tightly as possible. Once rolled, bring the two ends together to create a ring and join by squashing the pastry together.

Place the pastry ring on the prepared baking tray. Cut 2cm-width slits around the edges, making sure not to go all the way through. Gently pull and twist each section of pastry and lay the slices on their side, so the swirly bits are slightly exposed. Brush the top of the pastry with beaten egg and sprinkle with salt and sesame seeds. Bake in oven for 30 minutes.

Leave to cool slightly on the tray.

Recipe from Nadiya’s Family Favourites by Nadiya Hussain, out now (Michael Joseph, HBK £20).