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Prosciutto Gruyere Croissant
Written by emilyc

Sweets for breakfast isn’t always as amazing as it sounds. Sometimes you need a little something savory to start the day, which is why we’re giving you this delicious variation on a ham and cheese croissant – it stepped up its game with prosciutto. Recipe and image via Alexandra Cooks.

Prosciutto Gruyere Croissant


1/4 cup warm water
1/2 cup milk at room temperature
1 large egg at room temperature
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 package rapid rise yeast or 1 tablespoon fresh yeast
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon sugar
1 cup unsalted butter, cold, cut into thin slices

8 to 16 thin slices prosciutto di Parma or smoked ham (depending on how many croissants you are making)
Gruyère or similar cheese, about 1/2 oz per croissant (I used 4 oz. total), cut into matchstick-sized pieces

Egg wash:

1 egg beaten with 2 tablespoons of milk

For preparation instructions, click here.

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Emily is a New Yorker trapped in a Floridian's body and loves every minute of her big city life. With a major in international business and years of being surrounded by ill-fitting suits and all the wrong shoes, she learned that the importance of fashion needs to be communicated to the world. To her, fashion is on the same level as charity work and feeding hungry children. Emily can be found frolicking the streets of her gayborhood enjoying the off-color humor of the gays.

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