Gen Kidwell

Family Cookbook
by Gen Kidwell

Ham and Swiss Cheese Braided Loaf

In Mixer bowl put

1 ½ cups of warm water sprinkle
2 packages of yeast over this and
3 tablespoons of sugar
1 teaspoon of salt
¼ cup of butter (soft) or margarine
¼ cup of Dijon mustard
1 egg

Mix, start adding flour slowly up to

4 cups mix as good as you can adding a little water if you need it.
Let rise in mixer bowl until doubled. Then take out and divide in half. Have two large cookie sheets
sprayed with Pam. Roll out dough in a rectangle.

Take 1 lb of ham and a 8 oz packages of Swiss Cheese divide between the two loaves cutting the ham and cheese in about inch strips put sweet relish and dill relish and black and green olives if you like them on the loaves.

Put all the ham and cheese mixture in the middle then the sides cut into strips fold the end strips over ham and cheese mixer then start folding the side strips over the mixture as pretty as you can. But you cannot go wrong here, then beat an egg good and brush it over the top of the sandwich loaf let rise 15 minutes and then put loaves in a cold oven at 300 degrees.

When the top one starts to get brown cover with foil and exchange pans after about 20 minutes putting foil over the top one when it starts to get brown. This will let the bottoms get done and not over cook the tops of the sandwich loaves.

I have used American cheese on this because at the time I did not have Swiss and it worked.
(Be careful using Cheddar because it is so oily)


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