Italian Hero Loaf

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READY IN: 35mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a large bowl, combine 1 1/2 C flour, sugar, yeast, seasoning and salt.
  • Gradually add oil and water, beating with whisk or mixer on low till well mixed.
  • Add in remaining flour to make a soft dough.
  • Knead dough till smooth, about 3 minutes.
  • Cover with a towel and let rest 10 minutes.
  • Roll dough into a 14X10 rectangle, and layer deli meats and cheese down center third of dough from end to end.
  • With a sharp knife, make slits on both outer thirds of the dough about one inch apart.
  • Alternating sides, fold the strips over filling at an angle,"braiding" the dough.
  • Preheat oven to 400 and let loaf rise till the oven is ready.
  • Bake till golden, about 25 minutes.
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