David Simpson

Is a Chef that work’s in Dobbins Inn, who set up a facebook group to help people bake during the Covid-19 Lockdown.

David set up a facebook group to help people with their baking during isolation. The page now has over 40,000 members in a few days. The group is called Home cooking recipes isolating chef

David has shared some of his Recipes with us:

Homemade Jambons


  • 1 package of frozen puff pastry
  • 1 cup finely diced ham
  • 2 cups shredded cheese
  • 1 egg


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line 2 baking sheets with parchment or silicone liners.
  2. Let pastry sheets thaw in fridge.  Lay out on lightly floured surface and use a rolling pin to roll them out just a bit larger than their given size.  You’ll need to cut dough into even squares (can be larger or smaller depending on your preference) so you may want to grab a ruler to make sure you’ve got it at a good size to cut even squares.  I like to cut into 9 squares for small bites and just 6 for larger, more traditional size.
  3. Place a good amount of cheese and a sprinkle of ham in the centre of each square.  Be generous.  Then take the corners of each square and pull them up to the centre and pinch to close.They will open back up during cooking and that’s okay
  4. Whisk your egg with 2 tablespoons water in a small dish and then brush egg wash over the top of each sealed square.
  5. Bake at 400 degrees for about 20-25 minutes, until puffed and golden brown.