Picnic Basket Bread

Total Time
1hr
Prep
20 mins
Cook
40 mins

My aunt has been making this wonderful bread for years. You can make it ahead and serve it cold. It makes a great appetizer, and is wonderful left over. It also travels well, and is a hit at pot-lucks!

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. Mix cheese, spinach, chicken, onion, and 1/4 teaspoon salt for filling.
  3. Set aside.
  4. Dissolve yeast in 1 cup warm water.
  5. Mix yeast mixture, sugar, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1 cup flour in a mixing bowl.
  6. Gradually add 1 1/2 cups flour to dough.
  7. Knead dough until smooth, using other 1/2 cup flour if dough is sticky.
  8. Roll dough into a 16 x 10-inch rectangle.
  9. Spread filling down the middle of dough.
  10. Bring dough edges together and seal.
  11. Place seam-side down on lightly greased cookie sheet.
  12. Brush bread with egg white and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  13. Bake at 375° for 40 minutes.
  14. Serve warm, or cool and refrigerate.