Monday, January 4, 2010

Dijon Ham and Swiss Loaf

My mother in law gave me this recipe.  I was really skeptical at first, but quickly got over it.  Dont let the combination of ingredients scare you... especially the warm pickles!  This is SO good!
Dijon Ham and Swiss Loaf
Recipe from Lyn Denna
4 c. flour
¼ c. Dijon mustard
2 Tbsp. sugar
2 Tbsp. margarine
½ tsp. salt
1 ½ c. chopped cooked ham
2 Tbsp. Yeast
1 c. shredded Swiss cheese
1 c. water
½ c. chopped dill pickles

Set aside 1 c. flour.
Mix remaining flour, sugar, salt and yeast.
Heat water, mustard and margarine to 125-130 degrees; stir into flour mixture.
Mix in enough reserved flour to make soft dough.
Knead or mix for 4 minutes.
Divide dough in half and roll out in rectangle shape.
Sprinkle ham, cheese and pickle on top of dough.
Roll up into loaf shape, pinching off sides and along the seam.
Put in greased loaf pans and let rise.
Bake at 375 for 30 minutes.
Serve warm. Refrigerate leftovers; reheat to serve.

Yields 2 medium loaf pans

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