Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Recipe: Ham & Cheese Braid
Ham & Cheese Braid
1 loaf Rhodes bread dough - (I made my own in my bread machine)
1 cube butter or margarine softened
1 envelope hidden valley ranch mix
3/4 lb. thinly sliced ham
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 tsp poppy seeds
Combine butter and ranch mix.
Roll bread dough out into a rectangular shape so it's approximately 1/2 inch thick.
Spread about 5 tablespoons of mixture on the rectangle.
Layer Ham down the center of the rectangle.
Put the cheese on top.
Use a pizza cutter to cut strips along each side of the dough (even numbers on each side).
Starting at the bottom, take each piece, cross and twist. Continue crisscrossing until your pizza is braided. Brush remaining butter/ranch mixture over top. Sprinkle with poppy seeds.
Place on foil lined or greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.