Saturday, March 19, 2011

Ham and Cheese Pockets and Menu Plan

I thought I'd share one of my latest creations.  I made these last weekend, and they were delicious!  Such a great lunch for cold, rainy days.  I froze them and enjoyed a couple for breakfast this morning.  Yum!
Ham and Cheese Pockets

  • 2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup water, warm (100-110F)
  • 1/2 buttermilk(100-110F)
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 cups flour (I used a mix of whole wheat and unbleached flour)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp butter, room temperature

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook, or in a large bowl if you prefer to mix by hand, combine yeast, water, milk and sugar. Let stand for 5 minutes, until foamy. Add in bread flour and salt and mix well with a dough hook. Cut the softened butter into three or flour pieces and drop them into the dough, letting the mixer blend them in.
Knead (with a mixer or by hand) for about 2 minutes. Cover the bowl and let rise for 45 minutes in a warm place.

6-8 slices deli ham sliced into 1/4 inch pieces
2 green onions, sliced 
1/3 cup Greek yogurt (you can use cream cheese too)
1/4 cup grated cheese (I used a combination of mozzarella and sharp cheddar)
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Roll out dough to 1/4 inch thick.  Using a cutter, cut into 3 inch diameter circles.  Drop 1tablespoon of the filling onto half the cut rounds, then fold over and seal the edges with your thumb.

Bake for 10-12 minutes until outside is browned and crisp.  


english muffins (homemade) with peanut butter or nutella

spinach salad

Sunday: balsamic marinated flank steak with tomato and chorizo salad, asparagus
Monday: BBQ turkey sandwiches with caesar salad
Tuesday: It's Little Man's 7th birthday.  He wants Mommy's Mac n Cheese
(gives me warm fuzzies that he could have anything he wants or go out, and he asks for this!)
Thursday:  leftovers or take-out
Friday: Homemade pizza with Beer Battered Pizza Dough


  1. Love that these use buttermilk -- they look delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe; they'll be featured in my Friday Favorites!

  2. Wow! thank you! I looked at your blog and I look forward to trying some of your recipes!

  3. I have recently developed quite a love for Greek yogurt. This sounds really tasty! Thanks for sharing it.

  4. Hi! These look really good, and so good for you, too. I'd like to invite you to a recipe linky at my blog, Homegrown Learners - lots of people linking up on Wednesdays and you should join us!


  5. I am going to give this a try; my son loves hot pockets and this would be much better for him!

  6. Your Ham and Cheese Pockets look delicious. I really like the addition of yogurt. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and please come back!

  7. Thanks for linking up your terrific ham and cheese pockets to What's On the Menu Wednesday. I'm anxious to give them a try. I hope you will visit and link up again next week. Thanks again.

  8. Congratulations Christy!
    You are featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. You are welcome to stop by and pick up your Red Plate. Enjoy!