Sunday, January 04, 2009

Ham and Bacon Bread!

This is a Portuguese recipe and it's one used a lot for parties or Christmas or special occasions. It's called "Bola de Carne" which is basically just a bread filled with bacon and ham and sometimes chourico sausage too. It's really good!

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HAM AND BACON BREAD

2 cups flour
3 eggs
4 TBSP butter
salt
1 and half packets of dry yeast
1 cup warm milk
Bacon, Ham, Chourico Sausage (just eyeball it...about half a pack of bacon chopped etc)


In a small bowl, add the warm milk and the yeast, mix well.

In a separate bowl, add the flour, eggs, butter and salt then add the milk mixture and beat well until you have a soft doughy mix.....it will be more like a thick batter. Let it rise for a few minutes.

Grease a baking dish (I used an 8x8 inch) and sprinkle some bread crumbs.

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After the dough has risen for a bit, add a thin layer to the bottom of the pan and spread evenly to cover the bottom.

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Add a layer of ham slices, then the bacon and then the chourico sausage ( for this recipe I didn't add the chourico).

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Follow by another layer of dough, then another layer of the meats and keep repeating until you end with a dough layer.

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Smooth it out and sprinkle some more bread crumbs over the top.

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Let it rise until doubled in size, mine took about 45 minutes.

Bake in a 375ยบ oven for about 30 minutes or until lightly browned.

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3 comments:

  1. Just found your blog by way of Peggy. I LOVE your blog! I am so going to try at least one of your Portuguese recipes. They all sound fantastic! Thank you for sharing.

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  2. Oh my goodness! Don't you know I'm trying to eat healthier? LOL! This looks fantastic!

    Hugs,

    Sherry

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  3. Oh Sandra...this looks so outrageously good!

    I'm eating gluten free, so I think I will have to try to convert this recipe to use gluten-free flours! :)

    Thanks again for all the great recipes!
    JoAnn

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