28 March 2014

Baked Hawaiian Ham Dinner Rolls

My daughter's school has officially ended its classes last week. Students just go back to school thrice a week to rehearse for their Moving Up Day presentation on April 4th. Like I said on many of my previous posts, we're very fortunate to have picked a school for Pia that really cared for her well-being. And as a simple token of appreciation for her past and present teachers, I made them sandwiches like no other. OK. It looks like an ordinary ham sandwich that looks like it doesn't need a recipe but let me tell you a juicy secret ― I drizzled butter mustard sauce on top of the dinner rolls before baking it! Ooh. Isn't it salivating? Before I hit our fridge and prepare myself one, I'd like to share this recipe with you that I adapted from King's Hawaiian and All Recipes

Just three things before we start ―

1) Dinner Rolls - Actually, you can use whatever bread you like. I just chose dinner rolls because I like its soft texture that I think will complement the strong taste of the mustard.

2) Hawaiian Ham Slices - You can fry it as it is then fold it on top of the rolls or slice in quarters before doing so. I used King Sue Ham: good quality hams for good quality teachers.

3) Cheese - The only cheese I have in my kitchen is the usual processed filled cheese spread but you can use other kinds according to your preference and budget.

-12 dinner rolls
-6 King Sue Ham Hawaiian ham slices, quartered
-1 cup grated cheese 
for the spread-1/2 cup mayonnaise
-2 tablespoons prepared mustard
-pinch of salt
-1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
-bit of brown sugar (if you like it sweet) 
for the sauce-1/2 cup (1 stick) melted butter
-1 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
-2 tablespoons prepared mustard
-1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). You don't need to grease the pan since the sauce that will be drizzled on top of the rolls has butter. 
2. In a bowl, mix mayonnaise, mustard, salt, ground pepper and sugar. Pia's class made fruit salad last year and they have this cute "mixing song". I wish you could hear me now, I'm actually singing it.  
3. Separate the bottom pieces of the rolls from the tops. Arrange it in the pan and spread the seasoned mayonnaise. Like what Pia's teachers taught her when coloring: "no white spaces!"  
4. Layer each roll with King Sue Ham's Hawaiian ham slices, cheese then another slice of ham. Place the top pieces of the dinner rolls. Secure with a toothpick.  
5. In a bowl, mix all the ingredients of the sauce: melted butter, Worcestershire sauce, mustard and onion powder. Drizzle it on top of the rolls. Do it with style! Do it with love! ♡ 
6. Cover the pan with foil. Make sure the shiny part's inside. Bake in the preheated oven for about 12-15 minutes or until the cheese melts or your whole house smells like mustard.  
7. You can refrigerate it and reheat in the microwave. It's best served hot.  
8. Resist the temptation to eat, it's for your daughter's teachers. 
For more of my recipes, click here. Happy cooking! 


  1. yummy naman... kung walang oven pwede din ba ito gawin sa oven toaster? :(

    1. Hi, Armi! I think okay naman yung oven toaster. Huwag lang masyadong mainit para hindi ma-toast masyado yung top piece nung rolls. :)

  2. wow that looks so yummy...