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Yummy Hot Ham & Cheese on Homemade Bread

I come from a long line of southern cooks, as they say in the south I’ve been cooking since I was knee high to a grasshopper.  I especially enjoy cooking with my kiddos.  Not only have I convinced them it’s “craft time” of sorts, but it’s a great way to spend time together and get things done in the process.

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A couple of months ago, I saw a recipe for English Muffin Bread on Money Saving Mom.  Not only did it look amazing, the recipe only called for 5 ingredients.  I thought my kids would really enjoy making it and we could squeeze in a little lesson about measurements without them realizing it.

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.Recipe adapted from One Good Thing By Jillee

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Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups warm water
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons Active Dry Yeast (Can use rapid rise) Click here for coupons for Yeast!
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons sugar (or raw sugar)
  • 5 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine warm water, yeast, salt and sugar. Stir with wooden spoon or with a Kitchen Aid Mixer using dough hook until the yeast is dissolved and the ingredients are mixed well.

Carefully measure flour and add to mixture. Just in case you are new to baking, here’s a tip don’t pack the flour in the measuring cup. Stir with wooden spoon, or mix together with Kitchen Aid stand mixer.

Cover with towel and put the dough in a warm place to rise until doubled in size.  Time will vary depending on room temperature.  Approx. 45 minutes. (If you used rapid yeast skip this step – and jump down to dividing the dough between two greased loaf pans.

Punch the dough back down with a wooden spoon. My kiddos really enjoyed this part!

The dough will be really sticky, divide into two greased loaf pans.  Let dough rise until it touches the top of the loaf pans.

Bake for approx. 45 minutes in a 350 degree oven.  Brush with butter, cool before cutting.

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Hot Ham & Cheese on Homemade Bread

My kids have just started practicing soccer and baseball in the evenings.  I always want to encourage them to be active, however it can make meal time challenging.  We made these Hot Ham & Cheese Sandwiches on freshly made English Muffin Bread for a delicious, inexpensive dinner.  It was such a big hit at my house, I’d thought I’d share my recipe with you.

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Ingredients:

  • English Muffin Bread Thinly Sliced
  • Land O’Frost Bistro Favorites Honey Glazed Ham
  • Extra Sharp White Cheddar Cheese (may substitute any kind of cheese)
  • 1/2 Tablespoon of butter

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Melt 1/2 Tablespoon of butter in a cast iron skillet or any kind of frying pan on medium heat.  Make sure to spread the butter out so that the bottom of the pan is covered.  Brown bread on both sides.  Use a spatula to flatten so that the cheese melts.  Brown before turning over. Flatten with spatula again, and brown other side. other side, then remove from pan. 

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Serve warm for a yummy super quick meal.  Do you make homemade bread? If so, what is your favorite recipe? Now that my kids have tasted homemade bread, they can’t wait to make more. Thanks so much for sharing!

Do you make lunches for your kiddos?
Surprise your kids with mini-fun shaped sandwiches click here for my step-by-step tutorial.

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Comments

  1. Laurie – mine was not crunchy on the top/edges. Maybe reduce the oven temp? Does your oven tend to cook hot?

  2. Kasey,
    I made this last week as well. However mine got really crunchy on the top/edges. Was yours as well? My kids liked it the middle but not the edges. Wonder what I did wrong…

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