Portuguese Prosciutto and Chourico Stuffed Bread

Recipe by ForeverMama
READY IN: 3hrs 30mins
SERVES: 10-15
YIELD: 1 9 x 13




  • In a large bowl, pour in warm water and dilute yeast. Let stand until yeast is dissolved and slightly bubbly.
  • Gradually add flour, salt and eggs, one at a time, and mix thoroughly adding the melted butter and olive oil. Continue to mix until dough pulls from bottom of the bowl.
  • Turn out onto a floured surface and knead well. Shape into a ball. Place in a lightly greased bowl. Turn once.
  • Cover and let rise in a warm place, away from drafts, until doubled in size.
  • Punch down dough. Knead well with floured hands.
  • Divide the dough into thirds.
  • Roll out one of the thirds, big enough to fit into the bottom of a well buttered 9" x 13" baking pan.
  • Cover the dough with half of the prosciutto and half of the chourico.
  • Roll out 2nd part of the dough and place over meats. Cover the dough with the remaining half of the meats.
  • Roll out 3rd part of the dough and cover.
  • Press dough firmly all around edges. Cover dough and let rise 1/2 - 1 hour or until doubled in size.
  • Brush dough with beaten egg yolk.
  • Bake in a preheated 375 degrees Fahrenheit for about 30-45 minutes or until nicely golden.
  • Allow bread to cool. Cut into serving size pieces.
  • NOTE: If Portuguese chourico sausage is unavailable in your area, use any other garlic smoked sausage.