Ham and Cheese Bread
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
As one reviewer stated, this is a lot of bread. I free formed it on my stone. To make the dough stretch thinner, I worked it as if it was pizza dough. Stretching it seemed to make it larger. For the toppings, I carmelized onions in just very little olive oil. Then I stir fried the chopped fresh broccoli in the same pan. For the cheese, I chose a gouda which melts really well. I do love this recipe as it is so versatile: can change up the meats and the cheeses. Even adding mushrooms would be a nice addition.
My mom has made this for years - always hits the spot and it can be frozen before cooked!! Easy to assemble and very yummy!
I have been making this sandwich for years after the recipe appeared in Taste of Home Magazine, and my family loves it! I make it with chopped ham for the most flavor, equal amounts of cheddar and swiss cheeses, make sure the broccoli is finely chopped and lastly, I sprinkle genrous amounts garlic and onion powders over the top of the bread before baking. I serve it with homemade Tomato Soup.
While this was very good and tasty, it was an awful lot of bread. Fairly simple to make also.