Italian Hero Loaf

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 639


3 1/4 cups flour, divided
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 package quick-rising yeast
1 cup hot water (125°-130°)
1 tablespoon margarine, softened
8 ounces sliced cooked ham
4 ounces sliced provolone cheese
4 ounces sliced salami
1 (2-ounce) jar sliced pimientos, drained
1/2 cup pitted ripe olives, drained
1 egg white, beaten
1 sesame seeds
1 creamy Italian dressing (optional)


Set aside one cup flour. In large bowl of mixer, mix remaining flour, sugar, salt, and yeast. Stir in hot water and margarine. Mix in only enough reserved flour to make soft dough. Allow mixer to knead dough an additional 4 minutes.

On greased baking sheet, roll dough into 10x14-inch rectangle. Layer ham, provolone, and salami over center third of dough length; top with pimentos and olives. Make cuts from filling to dough edges at 1-inch intervals along sides of filling. Alternating sides, fold strips at an angle across filling; cover. Place large shallow pan on counter; half fill with boiling water. Place baking sheet over pan; let dough rise 15 minutes. Brush loaf with egg white; sprinkle with sesame seed. Bake at 400° for 25 minutes or till done. Cool slightly; serve warm with Italian dressing, if desired. Refrigerate leftovers; reheat to serve.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 639
Calories from Fat: 136

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