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French ham and olive bread


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  • For the dough:
  • 350 g brioche flour
  • 1 egg
  • beaten
  • 200 ml of water
  • 30 g butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 30 g sugar
  • 2.5 tsp instant dried yeast
  • For the filling:
  • 300 g smoked ham
  • 300 g cooked ham (amount according to your taste)
  • Green olives and raisins (to your taste)
  • For the glaze:
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tbsp sugar


servings 4
Level of difficulty Easy
Preparation time 200mins
Cooking time 40mins
Cost Budget Friendly


Step 1

Mix all the ingredients for the dough, knead by hand (or robot) for 10 minutes, until the dough becomes soft and smooth.
Cover and leave to rise 45 minutes minimum - maximum 1 hour, away from drafts (the dough should double in volume).
Deflate the dough and cut into two pieces (if you want to make two loaves of medium size).

Step 2

Roll out the dough into a rectangle about 60x40 cm.
Arrange the slices of different hams on the dough, then add the olives cut in half and raisins.

Step 3

Roll up the bread and place in the baking tin and cover with a dish cloth (to avoid drafts) and leave for 1 hour.

Step 4

Preheat the oven to 180 ° C.
Brush the surface of the bread with the beaten egg yolk and sugar, pricking here and there with a fork (so that the bread does not open during cooking).

Bake the bread 40 minutes, until it is golden brown (cooking time depends on the oven).

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