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Dijon Ham 'N Swiss Loaf
Chef:  Linda Wilcox - Dover, Ok          Category:  Appetizers

4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup water
2 tablespoons margarine
1 cup Swiss cheese, shredded
2 tablespoons sugar
2 packages yeast
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
1 1/2 cups cooked ham, chopped
1/3 cup dill pickle, chopped
1 egg, beaten

Directions: Set aside 1 cup flour. Mix remaining flour, sugar, salt, and yeast. Heat water, mustard and margarine to 130°F, stir into flour mixture. Mix in enough reserve flour to make a soft dough. Knead 4 minutes. On greased baking sheet, roll dough to 14x12 inches. Sprinkle ham, cheese, and pickle down center 1/3 dough length. Make cuts from filling to dough edges at 1 inch intervals along sides of filling. Bring strips from opposite sides of filling together; twist and place ends at an angle across filling; cover. Place large shallow pan on counter; half-filled with boiling water. Place baking sheet over pan; let rise 20 minutes. Brush loaf with egg. Bake at 375°F for 25 minutes. Serve warm.

Notes: This is great for any meal appetizer or even for a light lunch.