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Method:

  • Preheat oven to 180c and the grill to high.
  • Split croissants lengthways and toast under grill, cut side up.
  • Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium low heat. Add the flour and cook, stirring for 1 minute.
  • Add the milk, reduce heat to low and whisk for 5/6 minutes until thick and smooth.
  • Add the mustard, lemon zest and three quarters of the cheese, then season well.
  • Lay the ham slices on the croissant bases and spread with most of the cheese sauce.
  • Sandwich the croissant tops and spread each top with a little of the remaining sauce.
  • Sprinkle with the remaining 25g cheese and bake for 6 minutes or until bubbling and golden.