This was fantastic for our special "date picnic". Since Ruebens are about my favorite sandwich, I made a few adjustments. First I substituted 1 cup of rye flour for 1 of the ap flour; then added a tablespoon of gluten, a rounded teaspoon of caraway seeds, upped the yeast to 1 tablespoon, and needed to add about 1/4 cup more water. I rolled the dough out fairly thin, then used about half again the amounts on all the stuffing ingredients. It made a beautiful, fat, hearty and delicious dinner. Served it with fresh veggies and dip, and small bottles of sparkling cider. Dessert was fresh strawberries and some chocolate fondue sauce (slightly thinned with milk so it would be dippable at room temperature.
How good can such a simple recipe be? 5 stars good! I used the frozen Rhodes bread dough. This was quick and easy for our weekly Friday night with neighbors. Very tasy and loved by all. Thanks so much for posting this recipe, Poker. A keeper for sure!
This is a delicious and easy recipe even if you make the bread from scratch. It's so hot here I haven't made bread for about a month, so I enjoyed kneading the dough for this. I divided the dough into two pieces because my oven is small, and made two loaves. Other than that, I followed the recipe strictly (well, I did cheat on the 1,000 island - I just mixed mayonnaise and chile sauce, so it was more like 100 island). I followed Kathy's suggestion about sprinkling the top with caraway. Next time, I might even mix some caraway seeds into the dough. Thank you for a very good and exotic (for Japan) recipe.
I made this months ago, and forgot to post my review, oops! We enjoy making this on football weekends. I sprinkle the top with caraway seeds. A friend suggested making it with rye flour, but I haven't tried that yet. Great recipe! Thanks