Onion , Ham and Cheese Loaf
A well risen bread dough wrapped in with Cheddar cheese and ham.
Top the loaf with some sliced onion before going in the oven.
Before the loaf is done, sprinkle with some Mozzarella cheese and pop it back in the oven.
A drain looking loaf hidden with treasures in there............
Everyone loved the first slice of the load as it has that nice fragrance of cheese and onion. Who doesn't go for that brown and crisp crust??
Weekends are most families' relaxing days and looking forward to nice and slow breakfast. That also gives me the push to think of something that is more interesting and of course taste good. As I am still very much into that bread making recipe book, I picked this 'All In One' loaf for our Saturday breakfast. It is almost like a complete meal for this humble loaf of bread. It smelled like a pan of pizza while baking in the oven..... When the loaf was ready, I did feel that satisfaction somehow. The crumb was soft, the combination of onion, ham and cheeses were simply wonderful. When I was slicing the load, my son was excited to see what's in the loaf. He loved that oozing cheese from the center of the loaf. I think this is best for a weekend brunch bread. You have everything in it. All you need may just be a cup of coffee or tea.
If by any chance the loaf can't finish within the day it's baked, it can always kept in the freezer to keep it fresh, just like any other bread. All you need to do is just wrap the left over bread with parchment paper then foil, and pop into a hot oven for about 5-10 minutes, there you will get your soft and warm bread again!!
Bread Flour 200g
Instant dried yeast 3g
Egg Yolk 1
Half a head of sliced onion
Ham 2 slices
Cheddar Cheese in cube size about 30g
Mozzarella cheese 80g
1. To make the bread, mix all ingredients together to form a rough dough. Continue to knead the dough till it's smooth and springy.
2. Cover the dough and let it rise till double the volume.
3. Bring the well risen dough to work top and roll it out to a rectangular shape and cut into half. But the ham into half and place them on the dough together with the cheddar cheese cubes and roll up the dough like a Swiss roll.
4. Place the rolled up dough into bread tin and let it rise till 80% high of the bread tin. Sprinkle sliced onion onto bread dough and bake in a pre heated oven at 180'c for 25 minutes, and bring the bread out to top with the mozzarella cheese, and pop the bread back to the oven again to bake for further 8-10 minutes or till the cheese turn brown.