Giant Croque Monsieur Roll

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  • 50g butter
  • 50g flour
  • 350ml milk
  • 1 1/2 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 12 slices white bread
  • 12 slices emmental
  • 17 slices thin cut ham
  • 2 tbsp melted butter

Outlandish? Check. Cheesy? Check. While we at Twisted do know what you, our fans, love, we do strive to push the boat out with a few dishes every now and then. We are therefore proud (if mildly bemused) to bring you one of our strangest ideas yet, the Croque Monsieur Toast Roll.


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/360°F
  2. In a large saucepan heat the butter until foaming, then add the flour and quickly stir to make a paste. Gradually pour in the milk, stirring to incorporate it, until you have a smooth sauce. Stir in the mustard, salt and pepper and set aside.
  3. Cut the crusts off the bread and lay it in a square on baking paper with each side overlapping. Use a rolling pin to roll the whole thing out, pressing the edges together to stick them. If you find this isn't working then use an equal mixture of flour and water and paint it along the joins to help stick.
  4. Spread the bechamel on the bread and then top with a layer of cheese and ham. Use the edge of the paper to roll the whole thing up.
  5. Place on a lined baking tray and brush with butter, then bake for 40 minutes until the outside is golden and toasty.