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Hero Loaf

With Mazola® Vegetable Oil

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SERVING SIZE

1 LOAF

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TOTAL TIME

2 HOURS 10 MINUTES

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SKILL LEVEL

INTERMEDIATE

Ingredients:

  • 3 to 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 (2-1/4 tsp.) envelope Fleischmann’s Quick Rise Yeast
  • 2 teaspoons Italian herb seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup very warm water (120°F to 130°F)
  • 1 tablespoon Mazola Vegetable Oil
  • 3 ounces thinly sliced cooked ham
  • 3 ounces thinly sliced provolone cheese
  • 3 ounces thinly sliced salami
  • 1 (2-ounce) jar sliced pimientos, well drained
  • 1/2 cup pitted ripe olives, drained
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten
  • whole white sesame seed

Instructions:

  1. In large bowl, combine 1-1/2 cups flour, sugar, undissolved yeast, Italian herb seasoning, and salt.
  2. Gradually add warm water and oil to flour mixture; beat 2 minutes at medium speed of electric mixer, scraping bowl occasionally.
  3. Beat 2 minutes at high speed.
  4. Stir in enough remaining flour to make soft dough.
  5. Knead on floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 4 to 6 minutes.
  6. Place in greased bowl, turning to grease top.
  7. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 30 to 45 minutes. (With Quick Rise Yeast, omit rising; proceed with shaping.)
  8. Punch dough down.
  9. Remove to floured surface; roll to 14 x 10-inch rectangle.
  10. Layer ham, cheese, and salami lengthwise over center-third of dough; top with pimientos and olives.
  11. With sharp knife, make cuts from filling to dough edges at 1-inch intervals along sides of filling.
  12. Alternating sides, fold strips at an angle across filling.
  13. Place on greased baking sheet; cover.
  14. Let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 30 to 45 minutes.
  15. Brush loaf with egg white; sprinkle with sesame seed.
  16. Bake at 400°F for 25 minutes or until done.
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