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I refuse to pay that much

PClark's picture

I refuse to pay that much

We love these little baked ham and cheese sandwiches that call for ham, cheese, poppy seeds, butter, mustard and a few other things. Including those Hawaiian rolls from the grocery store. So last week I had all the ingredients but the rolls so off to the store I went. And they wanted nearly $3.oo for one package! I refused to pay it, ran home and dug out a one hour roll recipe I had in my binder, mixed it up and added an extra spoonfull of sugar since I think the Hawaiian rolls are a bit sweet. Baked them as fast as I could, barely cooled, sliced and made up the sandwiches. Back in the oven for 25 minutes and we had lunch. I was nearly $3.00 richer and the hubby thought the sandwiches tasted better. So from this....

To this in a short time. We ate them so fast I almost didn't get a picture. I didn't make all the rolls into the sandwiches. It is just the two of us. 


nicodvb's picture

Very nice rolls.

harlee's picture

Really nice looking rolls, can you share you recipe, the fact that they are only one hour rolls sounds interesting.

garyb59's picture

The rolls look great. One hour recipe sounds very intrigueing.

PClark's picture

and as a vehicle to get the good stuff in you mouth, they work. I have no idea where I got this recipe. I've had it for a long time in the back of the binder for emergency use.

One hour buns

2 tablespoons sugar

1 cup warm water

1 Tablespoon fast rising instant yeast( I just use my instant bulk yeast from Sam's)

1 egg

1/4 cup oil

1 teaspoon salt

3 1/2 - 4 cups flour

In a bowl mix together sugar, yeast and water. Add egg, salt and oil and mix together well. Add about 2 cups of flour and beat well. Add more flour until dough comes away from the sides of bowl. Knead until smooth and elastic about 10 minutes.Form into 15  buns and place in a greased pan. let rise until doubled, "about" 1 hour.  Bake at 350 for 15 minutes or until browned. 


PClark's picture

if you are interested.

Baked ham and cheese sandwiches

3/4 stick butter

2 tablespoons brown sugar

1/2 tablespoon yellow mustard

1/2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1/2 tablespoon poppy seeds

1 package King Hawaiian rolls( these are small rolls so if you bake your own, make them small otherwise the bread will        overwhelm all the melted goodness)

12 slices honey baked ham

12 slices Provolone cheese

Preheat oven to 350. Melt butter in a saucepan and then add the brown sugar, mustard, worchestershire sauce and poppy seeds. Brush the bottomof a 9x13 baking dish with some of the glaze mixture. Cut the rolls in half horizontally and brush the inside of eash roll with the glaze. Add a piece of ham and a slice of cheese to each roll. Place the tops on the rolls and place in baking dish. Brush the tops of the rolls with the remaining glaze. Cover with foil and bake in 350 oven for about 25 minutes. 


mrfrost's picture

Looks sinfully delicious.

What size baking pan is that? You mention it for the sandwiches but not for the rolls. Guess it's the same?

PClark's picture

a bit smaller than the 9x13 but not much more than a half an inch or so.  I bought it as a restaraunt supply place and I think it was sold as a 1/4 sheet pan. Perfect for the little rolls or a few cookies. When I think to mix up cookie dough and freeze for later. 

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harlee's picture

Thanks for sharing, these look devine, cant wait to try them.

BettyR's picture

would love, but I'll have to do mine with turkey. My son hates ham...I know the kid has a screw loose, what can I say.

Thanks so much for posting I'm coping and pasting...

EvaB's picture

would be good with even roast beef, or roast chicken.

I just love the neat recipes I find on here, and not just the ones for bread, but things to make with the bread.