Nobody Will Be Able To Resist These Ham & Cheese Bread Cones

When most people think of white bread, they see two meal options: toast or sandwich. But there's so much more you can do with sliced bread than spread some jam on it or throw some meat in between it. In fact, why not combine the two options, and then step it up a notch? That's right — it's about time you tried toasted bread cones stuffed with ham and cheese! Not only does this delicious recipe feature multiple layers of baked Swiss cheese, it's also served with a creamy dipping sauce that will have all your guests coming back for more.

You'll need:

For the bread cones:

  • 60 slices of white bread
  • butter
  • 10½ oz cubed ham
  • 10½ oz cubed cheese
  • 7 oz shredded Swiss cheese

For the béchamel sauce:

  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 17 fl oz milk
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • 3½ oz shredded cheese
  • 2 tbsp chives, chopped

Here's how:

1. Cut the crusts off all the slices of bread and then cut the crusts into small pieces.

2. Heat some butter in a pan and fry the bread crumbs until golden brown.

3. Roll all slices of bread flat and roll them into a cone starting from the corner. Mix the ham and cheese cubes together and stuff each bread cone until full.

4. Place a small bowl in the center of a large, heat-resistant platter, place about 20 bread cones around the bowl with the tips facing in, and sprinkle some shredded cheese evenly over the top. Repeat with a second layer on top of the first layer, and finally a third layer on top of the second layer. Bake the platter for 15 minutes at 355°F.

5. In the mean time, start on the béchamel sauce. Heat the butter in a saucepan and stir in the flour with a whisk. Stir in the milk and season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Finally, stir in the cheese and then the chives.

6. Pour the sauce into the small bowl in the middle of the appetizer platter. Enjoy your your ham and cheese-stuffed bread cones as they are, or feel free to dip them in the béchamel sauce.

Making this snack is so easy, and it's a great example of how to be creative without getting too complicated. Go ahead and give it a try — your guests will thank you!

The recipe for white bread quiche featured in the bonus video can be found here.


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