Just a Quickie

I had one pound of Artisan Bread’s challah dough that needed used by today, leftover ham from Easter (still), and tons of fresh dill (Aerogarden must be on steroids).  So…this is what I made.

Photo by Susan Wenzel

I don’t know what to call them, so I’m open to suggestions.  "Ham rolls" is not sufficient for something this decadent.  For the time being, I will call them delicious!  They were intended for breakfast, but we had to sample a couple - just to make sure they were edible.

How I did it:
-Roll out 1lb of dough into 12x18” rectangle
-Brush with 1T melted butter
-Top entire surface with 1c finely diced ham (I used the food processor), then 1/2c shredded cheddar-jack (it’s what I had in the fridge, but I suppose most any cheese will do), and finally 2T fresh chopped dill.
-Starting on a long edge, roll dough into a log. 
-Cut into nine even segments with dental floss (not mint!) and arrange in well greased 9x9” ovensafe dish.
-Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let rise for 1 hour. 
-Bake in 350 degree oven for 30-35 minutes until golden brown
-Brush with an additional 1T of melted butter (if desired, but who doesn’t desire butter – in moderation, of course)
-Eat and enjoy!


  1. Naming a dish can be hard sometimes, especially you created your own dish. I always try to name it something that kids call it or easy to remember so when I want to make it again I can recall it quickly. Fancier name doesn't stay in my brain. Haha.

    It must be so nice when this came out of the oven! I can finish the entire batch myself, really. =)

  2. Haha...my kids called them "ham cinnamon rolls" but they have no cinnamon! They were delicious - the temptation to eat them all when they were warm was strong, but I made them for breakfast the next day, so we had to save some.