Ham and Swiss Braid

Ham and Swiss Braid

"This is a family favorite I've made many times through the years. I'm in the process of making a cookbook for my children and relatives, and this recipe will definitely be in it."
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55 m servings
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  1. In a mixing bowl, combine 3 cups flour, sugar, yeast and salt. In a small saucepan, heat water, mustard and butter to 120*-130*. Add to flour mixture. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough (dough will be stiff). Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes.
  2. Roll dough into a 14-in. x 12-in. rectangle on a greased baking sheet. Arrange half of the ham over dough. Top with cheese, pickles and remaining ham. On each long side, cut 3/4-in.-wide strips about 2-1/2 in. into center. starting at one end, fold alternating strips at an angle across filling. Pinch ends to seal. Cover and let rise for 15 minutes.
  3. Brush with egg. Bake at 375 degrees F for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.

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Excellent! My husband went crazy for this. I had some refrigerated crescent roll dough that needed to be used up, so I did use that instead of making my own dough. I brushed the dijon mustard on...

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The taste was ok, my dough was stiff and chewy. Will try again using less flour and roast beef and swiss.

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Excellent! My husband went crazy for this. I had some refrigerated crescent roll dough that needed to be used up, so I did use that instead of making my own dough. I brushed the dijon mustard on...

This is so yummy! I made one change; the store was out of ham so I tried this with roast beef and sliced swiss. Excellent! The pickles add a nice bite. I love the dijon in the dough also. I had ...

I made this as directed but also added honey mustard brushed on the inside of the dough, and put caramelized onions between the ham and swiss. Everyone loved it and I will make this often. This ...

I, too, didn't make the dough for this since I had a roll of crescent rolls needing to be used. Just a note on that; if you use crescent rolls, be prepared to check on it and possibly take out ...

YUMMY!! I made this tonight and it was super easy!!! The only changes I made were...instead of making my own dough I used 2 cans of crescent rolls-one on the bottom and the other over the top an...

I've had this taped to a recipe card for years and it always turns out wonderful. I add carmelized onions, and sometimes I double the recipe and freeze one for later. (Just let it thaw in the ...

We loved this! I had a jar of yeast and used 4 1/2 teaspoons. I didn't use 4 cups of flour, it ended up being closer to 3 1/2. The dough was really stiff and a little hard to work with, but i...

My whole family loves this. I added a new twist, I filled it with roast beef, grilled onions and provolone. NUMMY> Even had au jus to dip it in. A great holiday appitizer

The taste was ok, my dough was stiff and chewy. Will try again using less flour and roast beef and swiss.

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