Lunch in a Loaf

Recipe by HerbofGrace
READY IN: 1hr 25mins


  • Dough
  • 2 12
    cups flour (I use half whole wheat)
  • 1
    tablespoon yeast
  • 1
    teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 1
    tablespoon basil (or other herbs or spices)
  • 1
    tablespoon sugar
  • 14
    cup oil
  • 23
    cup hot milk
  • 1


  • Combine 1 1/2 c flour, yeast, sugar, salt and basil.
  • Beat eggs and oil together.
  • Add egg mixture and hot milk to dry ingredients.
  • Mix and then add remaining flour, turning out onto a board to knead when consistency allows.
  • Return to bowl and set in warm place to rise (about 30 to 45 min).
  • Punch down dough, divide into four balls.
  • Roll each ball out into a 8" circle.
  • Add filling to one half, fold over, pinch edges shut like a pie crust.
  • Bake 20- 25 minutes at 350°F.
  • Filling Suggestions:
  • I use whatever is left in the fridge! Beans, stew, veggies, meat. Here are a few "recipes".
  • Cooked chicken breast, chopped in small pieces, canned corn, barbecue sauce.
  • Tuna salad, cheddar cheese.
  • Canned beef stew (the nice, thick kind) cheddar cheese.
  • Make up your own!