inch square sweet red peppers or 1 inch pimiento, cut into a star
Serving Size: 1 (942) g
Servings Per Recipe:
AMT. PER SERVING% DAILY VALUE
Calories from Fat 538 g25 %
Total Fat 59.8 g92 %
Saturated Fat 27.8 g139 %
Cholesterol 1159.6 mg
Sodium 5985.5 mg
Dietary Fiber 13.2 g52 %
Sugars 13.2 g52 %
Protein 88.3 g
In small, shallow bowl sprinkle the yeast and sugar over 1/4 cup of lukewarm water. Let the mixture stand for 2 or 3 minutes, then stir well. Set the bowl in a warm, draft free place (such as a turned off oven) for about 5 minutes, or until the mixture almost doubles in volume.
Combine 3 cups of flour and the salt in a deep mixing bowl, make a well in the center, and pour in the yeast mixture, yoghurt, eggs and brynze or feta cheese. With a large spoon, gradually stir the flour into the other ingredients, continuing to stir until the mixture is smooth and the flour is completely absorbed. The dough should be just firm enough to be gathered into a ball. If it is too soft, add the remaining 1/2 cup of flour a tablespoon at a time, beating vigorously after each addition and using only enough of the flour to give the dough its proper consistency; it should not be too firm.
On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough by pushing it down with the heels of your hands, pressing it forward, and folding it back on itself. Continue the kneading for about 10 minutes, or until the dough is smooth and elastic. Sprinkle it from time too time with a little flour to prevent it from sticking to the board.
Shape the dough into a ball and place it in a lightly greased bowl. Drape with a kitchen towel and set aside in a warm, draft-free place for about 1 hour, or until the dough doubles in bulk.
With a pastry brush, spread a large baking sheet with the tablespoon of softened butter. Punch the dough down with a single blow of your fist, shape it into a round loaf about 8 inches in diameter, and set the round on the buttered sheet. Brush the entire surface of the dough evenly with the egg and milk mixture.
Place in the centre of the circle the 1 inch square of red pepper, cut into a star.
1/4 pound Kashkaval, or substitute sweet Munster cheese, sliced 1/4 inch thick and trimmed into 4 triangles about 4 inches long are placed at 12 o’clock (0°), 3 o’clock (90°), 6 o’clock (180°), and 9 o’clock (270°).
The ham cubes are placed near the edge between the cheese slices at 1:30 o’clock (45°), 4:30 o’clock (135°), 7:30 o’clock (225°), and 10:30 o’clock (315°).
The olives are placed under the ham cubes (towards the center).
Preheat the oven to 400° F,. Bake the bread in the middle of the oven for 15 minutes, then reduce the heat to 350°F and bake for 30 to 40 minutes longer, or until the loaf is golden brown. Transfer the bread to a cake rack to cool. Serve at room temperature.