All-American Ham & Cheese Roll PRINT
Yield: 8 to 10 servings.
|3||cups (12¾ ounces) King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour|
|¼||cup nonfat dry milk|
|2||tablespoons potato flour|
|1||tablespoon pizza dough flavor (optional, but delicious)|
|2||tablespoons olive oil|
|2½||teaspoons instant yeast|
|½||pound thin-sliced ham|
|½||pound thin-sliced cheese: Swiss, Muenster, American, or your cheese of choice|
To make the dough: Combine all of the dough ingredients, and mix and knead them together – by hand, mixer or bread machine – till you’ve made a soft, smooth dough. Allow the dough to rise, covered, for 1 hour.
Roll the dough into a 12” x 18” rectangle. Brush all over with mustard, leaving a 1” mustard-free zone all around the edge. Add the cheese in a single layer, then the ham; again, leave the border bare.
Starting with a long edge, roll the dough into an 18” log. Pinch the long seam closed, then fold the ends over and pinch them closed, too. Curve the log into a horseshoe shape on a lightly greased or parchment-lined baking sheet, seam-side down. Cover the sheet, and allow the roll to rise for 1 1/2 to 2 hours; it should look puffy, though not doubled.
Slash the roll crosswise, about 1/2” deep, at 3” to 4” intervals along its length; snipping it with a pair of scissors is actually easier than using a knife. Bake the roll in a preheated 375F oven for 35 minutes, until it’s golden brown, tenting it lightly with foil if it appears to be browning too quickly. Remove it from the oven, and allow it to cool for 20 minutes before serving. Serve warm, or at room temperature.