Ham and Cheese Savoury Slices

Christmas time is party time - this recipe would be suitable for the buffet table or as finger food at an informal gathering. This will freeze, which will be handy for the busy housewife (sic).

20 minutes
20-25 minutes


  • 12oz Puff Pastry
  • 4oz Strong Cheddar Cheese, grated
  • 1 small Onion, grated
  • 3 rashers of Bacon
  • 4oz Mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons Chutney
  • Egg wash (beaten egg and water) to glaze


  1. Cut pastry in half and roll each piece into a rectangle 12" by 8". Trim edges and place one piece onto an oiled and wetted baking sheet.
  2. Lightly fry bacon and mushrooms. Place in a bowl, add grated onion, cheese, chutney and seasoning. Mix.
  3. Spread this filling to an inch from the edges. Brush edges with egg wash.
  4. Place the other pastry rectangle on top of the filling and seal edges. Slash the top decoratively all over and brush slice with egg wash. Bake for 20-25 minutes at Gas7, 425E, 220C until golden.
  5. Cut into slices and serve hot or cold.

This slice will freeze for 3 months. Thaw at room temperature and reheat for 10 minutes at the above temperature.