Puff pastries with Praga ham and grilled cheese

- Difficulty: Medium

- Prep time: 1 hour

- Serves: 6 people Serves

- Cost: Low

- Note: Rustics are always a welcome appetizer, which can be customized with different fillings: try it also with olive or tuna pate.


  • 200 g wheat
  • 100 g butter
  • 75 g water
  • Salt
  • 100 g Emmental
  • 100 g Praga ham
  • Milk to taste
  • Mixed seeds


  • Grind the wheat with Faribon 600 or Faribon 600 P;

  • Mix 30 grams of flour with the butter using the planetary mixer with the leaf hook;

  • When the butter has absorbed all the flour, take the mixture from the bowl, transfer it between two sheets of baking paper and give the dough the shape of a rectangle about half a centimeter high with the help of a rolling pin. Place in the refrigerator;

  • Mix the remaining flour with the water and a pinch of salt until the mixture is soft;

  • Roll out the dough on a lightly floured pastry board with the help of a rolling pin and form a rectangle. Place the butter mixture in the center, flattening it with your hands to bring it to the same thickness.

  • Fold the two lateral ends to completely cover the dough, leaving the two sides at the top and bottom open, then roll out with a rolling pin;

  • Fold the dough in two again on itself obtaining the classic book folding;

  • With a rolling pin, always pushing in the same direction, roll out the square until it turns into a long rectangle and repeat the operations indicated four times.

  • Fill half of the pastry thus obtained with ham and cheese and close with the remaining half;

  • Cut into squares, arrange them spaced on a baking sheet;

  • Bake at 180 ° C for 15-20 minutes.