- 375g packet ready-rolled puff pastry
- 1 egg, beaten
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- 100ml crème fraîche
- 8 slices good-quality roast ham (cooked on the bone, then sliced, a deli will have it)
- handful flat leaf parsley, roughly chopped
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Heat the oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7. Put pastry on a baking sheet and score a line about 3cm inside to create a border. With a fork, prick inside the border only. Brush all over with the beaten egg.
Bake the pastry for 12 mins until well risen. Spread the creme fraiche within the pastry border, season with pepper and return to the oven for a further 8-10 mins.
Take from the oven when well coloured, drape the sliced ham over, then sprinkle with the parsley. Serve with a roast vegetable or tomato and red onion salad.
Give it a twist
Stir 1 tbsp of Dijon mustard or horseradish cream into the crème fraîche.
Make it veggie
Replace the ham with mushrooms cooked in garlic butter.