When it comes to food, sometimes simplicity is best. Sure, seafood, fancy steaks and soufflés are delicious, but nothing compares to enjoying comfort foods every now and then. If you’re a fan of grilled cheese or ham sandwiches, you’ll love this melt-in-your-mouth combination. It’s great for parties and get-togethers, a quick lunch with the kids or just because.

Ingredients

Crust

  • 3 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ¼ cup nonfat dry milk
  • 2 tablespoons potato flour
  • 1¼ teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon Pizza Dough Flavor
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2½ teaspoons instant yeast
  • 1 cup lukewarm water

Filling

  • Mustard
  • ½ pound thin-sliced ham
  • ½ pound thin-sliced cheese of your choice

Instructions

Combine all of the dough ingredients, and mix and knead them together until you’ve made a soft, smooth dough. Allow the dough to rise, covered, for 1 hour. Roll the dough into a 12″ x 18″ rectangle. Brush all over with mustard, leaving a 1″ mustard-free zone all around the edge. Add the cheese in a single layer, then the ham; again, leave the border bare. Starting with a long edge, roll the dough into an 18″ log. Pinch the long seam closed, then fold the ends over and pinch them closed. Curve the log into a horseshoe shape on a lightly greased or parchment-lined baking sheet, seam-side down. Cover the sheet, and allow the roll to rise for 1½ to 2 hours; it should look puffy, not doubled. Toward the end of the rising time, preheat the oven to 375°F. Slash the roll crosswise, about ½” deep, at 3″ to 4″ intervals along its length. Bake the roll for 35 minutes until it’s golden brown. Makes about 8 to 10 servings.

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