Friday, February 8, 2013
Ham and Swiss Rye Bread rings
The end of January we celebrated my "adopted" son's birthday. He's actual day is the 17th but he was in Vegas having a good time and some rest. His job has been a bit crazy lately and it was great that he could get away for a couple of days.
For birthdays in our family we either go out to eat at a restaurant of their choice or we cook a meal of their choice. Well this year this is what he wanted. I also made the New Twist on Hot Dogs found here, those I made at Christmas time and they were a huge hit. This time for these sandwich treats I made a rye bread and a regular white bread with the fillings. For dessert I made him Apple Coffee cake found here. This dessert is another favorite of the family.
2 pkg (4½ tsp) dry yeast
1½ cups warm water (110° to 115°)
2 Tbl sugar
6 Tbl butter, softened
1 egg, beaten
2 tsp salt
1 cup rye flour
3½ to 4 cups flour
2-3 Tbl caraway seeds
5-6 dill pickles slices cut in half (optional)
1/2 lb of deli ham
4-5 slices swiss cheese
2 TBL mustard (I used a sweet mustard with herbs)
In large bowl of mixer, dissolve yeast in warm water. Sprinkle sugar over yeast, let sit until foamy. Add butter, egg, salt, rye flour, and 2 cups flour. Beat on medium speed for 3 minutes. Stir in enough remaining flour to form soft dough (dough will be sticky). Knead. Place in greased bowl, turning to grease top, cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
Roll out dough to a rectangle approx. 20″x12″. Spread mustard on dough then, layer your filling ingredients (save about 1/3 cup cheese for top if desired). Roll up, starting with a long side, pinch seam to seal.
Place seam side down on a parchment lined baking sheet, pinch ends together to form a ring. With kitchen scissors, cut from outside edge to two-thirds toward center of ring at about 1″ intervals. Separate strips slightly, twist to allow filling to show, stuff you pickle in the slot. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes. Bake at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown and bread is done. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top for last 5 minutes of baking if desired.
This would make a great party dish. Thanks for taking time to stop by, have a wonderful day and Remember to Find the Time to Do all the Things you Love.