Ham & Cheese Braid

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READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Combine warm water, yeast and sugar in mixing bowl, stirring together gently.
  • Allow yeast mixture to foam (approx 5 minutes).
  • Add 1.5 cups of flour and salt 1 beaten egg, rosemary and olive oil.
  • Mix well, adding additional flour to make a soft dough.
  • Knead until smooth.
  • Place dough in an oiled bowl, turning to coat, cover with saran and let rise until doubled in size (approx 45 min).
  • Punch down.
  • Turn dough out onto lightly floured board and roll into a 12 x 15 rectangle.
  • Transfer onto greased or parchment paper covered baking sheet.
  • Combine Mayo and Mustard well and spread up centre of rolled dough.
  • Lay thin slices of the ham along mayo-mustard spread and cover evenly with cheese.
  • Using scissors cut dough on each side into 1-inch strips (down the entire length).
  • Enclose the filling by starting at the corners and folding the strips over the filling in a criss-cross manner.
  • Let loaf stand, uncovered in a warm place for about 30 minutes.
  • Beat remaining egg and water together to make egg wash and brush over loaf; sprinkle with freshly cracked black pepper.
  • Bake at 375ºF for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
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