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Venezuelan Cachitos de Jamon | Mommy's Home Cooking

Venezuelan Ham Crescents

These Venezuelan Cachitos de Jamon are super delicious and easy to make.  Serve them for breakfast or snack. Either way, they are AMAZING!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Venezuelan
Prep Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 50 minutes
Servings 12 cachets
Calories 254kcal


  • 1 package (1/4 oz) active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water (110 degrees)
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons light-brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups bread flour
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour + more for dusting
  • 1 lb lean ham, finely chopped (I used low sodium ham)
  • 4 tablespoons of butter, melted


  • In the bowl of an electric stand mixer, combine yeast, 1 cup warm water, and 1/2 tablespoon granulated sugar; whisk to dissolve and allow to rest 8-10 minutes.
  • With the whisk attachment, turn on the mixer and mix in remaining granulated sugar, brown sugar, oil, and salt. Slowly add in bread flour and mix on low speed until incorporated.
  • Switch to the hook attachment and slowly add in all-purpose flour. Knead mixture on low speed until smooth and elastic, about 6 - 8 minutes.
  • Transfer to a lightly oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap and allow to rest in a warm place until doubled in size, about 2 hours.
  • Punch dough down and divide into 2 equal parts. Form them into balls. On a floured surface roll each part into a 15 to 16 inch round, using a rolling pin. Using a pastry wheel cutter cut the round into 6 equals triangles (like slicing a pizza).
  • Place 4-6 tablespoons of ham all over the triangle. Fold the corners over the ham. Start rolling each triangle into crescents, starting from the outside edge of the triangle. Once rolled, slightly curve the edges and place on the baking tray. Repeat with the rest of the triangles.
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  • Preheat the oven to 375º F. Bake for 20 – 25 minutes until puffed and golden brown. Remove from oven and using a cooking brush coat each crescent with melted butter.
  • Let them cool on a wire rack few minutes before serving.


Calories: 254kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 677mg | Potassium: 137mg | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 115IU | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1.1mg