Ham and Cheese Bread Rolls are a fun, tasty treat kids and adults alike will love. They’re delicious as snacks or appetizers and perfect for feeding a crowd!
I don’t know what pit I’ve been holed up in this last half-century because for the life of me, I’ve never heard of ham and cheese bread rolls until today. My friend brought over half a dozen this afternoon for me to try and I was in love at first bite!
As soon as she left, I was in my kitchen preparing my own batch. Boy! As good and appreciated the ones she gave me, these stuffed bread logs taste so much better hot and fresh from the pan.
From my subsequent Google search, it appears ham and cheese bread rolls are a popular Pinoy snack and different recipe versions can be found online. The prep and ingredients are mostly the same but I especially liked the method I saw on Overseas Pinoy Cooking blog which adds a thin spread of fruit jam on the bread.
It may sound totally out place in a savory treat, but have faith, my friends, it works! The sweetness of the jam balances the saltiness of the ham and the richness of the cheese. It’s a combination of flavors that brings these bread roll-ups to a whole level of yum!
These crispy bread roll-ups are easy to make and versatile, too! They’re the perfect use for day-old bread and whatever bits and pieces you have in the fridge. Below are some filling combinations you can try.
Other Filling Options
- red and green bell peppers strips and browned sausage
- pepperoni slices and pizza sauce
- shredded beef and sauteed mushrooms
- Canadian bacon and pineapple tidbits
- chopped Roma tomatoes, shredded mozzarella, and basil leaves
- hotdogs and cheese
- Spam and scrambled eggs