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A loaf of white bread stuffed with ham with a knife on the side

Picnic loaf

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
    • Plus rising
  • Easy
  • Serves 4 - 6

Grab a slice of this easy pizza picnic bread for a quick snack or packed lunch. It's also perfect for taking to a picnic and sharing with a crowd

  • Freezable
Nutrition: per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal545
fat17g
saturates8g
carbs74g
sugars4g
fibre7g
protein29g
salt4.5g
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Ingredients

  • 500g pack white bread mix
  • plain flour, for dusting
  • 200g mozzarella, grated
  • 10 thin slices ham
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • oil, for greasing
  • 8 tbsp ready-made tomato pasta or pizza sauce, to serve

Method

  • STEP 1

    Make up the bread dough following pack instructions. Roll out on a lightly floured surface to a rectangle approximately 20 x 45cm.

  • STEP 2

    Scatter the cheese, ham and onion over, then fold up the edges so the filling is enclosed. Roll into a long sausage so it looks like a baguette. Transfer to a lightly oiled tray and leave in a warm place, loosely covered with oiled cling film to puff up a little. It will take about 30 mins.

  • STEP 3

    Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Brush with some oil and cook for 20-30 mins, until puffed up and golden. Allow to cool a little. Heat the pasta sauce in a small pan until hot. Slice the picnic bread. Eat warm or cold, with the tomato sauce for dipping.

RECIPE TIP
Fill this bread with whatever you fancy. Roasted vegetables from a jar and pesto make a lovely vegetarian alternative. Or try sliced olives, a few tbsp of pesto or some chopped basil.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, June 2011

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