Ham and Cheese Loaf

 

Homemade Ham and Cheese LoafMy mom used to make this when my sister and I were little. It was one of our most favorite dishes. Apparently, it’s also pretty easy even if you make the bread from scratch, but let’s be honest the frozen works just as good and is so much less time-consuming!

Ingredients:
Frozen bread dough (thawed per package instructions and proofed)
sliced deli ham
cheddar cheese (we get a block and slice it ourselves)

Directions:
Roll out the bread dough flat. Visually divide it vertically into thirds. On the right hand third cut diagonal lines using a knife. Repeat on the left-hand side. Layer the ham about four slices thick and then layer the sliced cheese op top. Braid the alternating the diagonal pieces over the ham and cheese. Bake per the package instructions. Let cook and slice. IMG_2679

My opinion:
Just like mom used to make! Mine never looks as pretty as hers does, but it tastes just as good. I can’t wait to introduce this to my daughter for school lunches in her future. Some people like to add a little mustard, but I’m a purist and like it plain.

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