Ham and Cheese Twists

"Using recipe#117281 I have tried other dough recipes and this one works the best. These twists are a special treat for my family's lunches."
photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by Calee photo by Calee
photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
Ready In:
2hrs 25mins




  • Following the great directions of Kittencal's bun recipe after the first rise punch dough down.
  • Cut into 16 equal pieces.
  • Form a thin ropes making sure the dough has an even thickness that measures 16 inches in length.
  • Cut deli ham into strips to fit over dough.
  • Fold dough ropes in half and take each end and twist 4 times.
  • Roll in grated cheese.
  • Place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. May need two baking sheets or more depending on the size of your sheets. Leave space between each twist.
  • Cover and let rise for 30 minutes.
  • Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes.
  • Cool on wire rack.

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  1. Roxygirl in Colorado
    My daughter doesn't like sandwiches (makes lunch bags difficult!) but gave the "go-ahead" when she saw your photo. I used Recipe #117322 (since I had it on hand) and it worked really well, since it makes really puffy rolls I didn't even need to let rise for the second time). They turned out like your photo, too! This is the third day I've put them in my daughter's lunch and I haven't heard any complaints. Thanks Calee! Roxygirl
  2. patsyl44
    Would premade pizza dough work?
  3. gertc96
    These were so good. My kids loved these in their lunch this week. They also enjoyed helping me make them. What a nice change from the everyday sandwich. Thanks for sharing. Made for PAC Fall/2008.
  4. Nikki Kate
    These are awesome!! I thought I would have a problem with the ham but didn't. What I did have a problem with was the cheese, it did not stick to the dough. But that was no problem, about 5 minutes before I took them out of the oven I sprinkled the cheese over them. I used Recipe #71360 so I don't know if that would be the problem. I will make these again and try Kittencal's bun recipe! I have so many ideas of what else to put in these, like pepperoni and mozzarella cheese, then DS can dip it in sauce!! These is a great recipe, Calee!! Thanks for posting.


  1. Jonathan Melendez
    I used store-bought frozen bread dough that I thawed and cut into pieces and shaped as directed. It was a super easy and I'll definitely make it again!



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