Saturday, March 3, 2012

Ham and Cheese Braid with Mustard Sauce

Yum!  I tried this last Sunday on my family and I'm making it again today!

It's THAT good!

Begin with your favorite bread dough.

Roll dough out in a rectangle and fill the middle with dices of ham (or favorite meat) and your favorite cheese.  Today we used ham with cheddar and mozzarella.

Then, with a knife of pizza cutter cut the edges as shown above.  Make sure you have the same number of cuts on both side.  Then you begin folding, each side alternately to make a braid. Like this:

Now place it on a greased baking pan and let rise for 20-30 minutes.

Pop in a preheated 350 degree oven and let bake for 12-15 minutes. . . and while it's baking, you want to heat and mix the following ingredients together for the sauce:

1/2 cup butter
1 Tablespoon poppy seeds
1 1/2 Tablespoon yellow mustard
1 Tablespoon minced onion
1/2 teaspoon Worchestershire sauce
1 Tablespoon brown sugar

I heat this in a saucepan until nice and bubbly.

When the braid is golden brown, but not all the way ready to take out, I brush this sauce over the top of the bread and let bake for an additional 5-7 minutes.  Oooh, the aroma is delish!!

TAH DAH!  The finished product!! Okay, so our FULL braid wouldn't fit on the pan, so I had to cut it half. . . but it still as delicious as if it were whole.


  1. mmm.. that looks and sounds delicious!

  2. I'll give it a try. Thanks for sharing.

  3. This looks yu-u-mmy! And a pizza cutter of all things!? Silly me...I've been using kitchen shears this whole time! LOL!! (smack my hand against my forehead...)