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Ham Bread

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Pan de Jamon is a traditional Venezuelan holiday dish. A simple but very impressive bread stuffed with ham, olives and raisins.

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  • mins. Standing Time
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  • Servings: 12 servings


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  • Step 1 of 14

    COMBINE evaporated milk, butter, sugar and bouillon in a small saucepan over medium heat.

  • Step 2 of 14

    STIR constantly until butter is melted and sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat; let cool to room temperature.

  • Step 3 of 14

    COMBINE water and dry yeast in a small bowl. Set aside for 10 minutes to activate yeast.

  • Step 4 of 14

    ADD flour to the mixing bowl of a stand mixer. Make well in the center of the flour and add yeast mixture, milk mixture and 1 beaten egg.

  • Step 5 of 14

    KNEAD on low speed with dough hook attachment until dough is elastic and no longer sticky.

  • Step 6 of 14

    PLACE dough in a large, lightly oiled bowl.

  • Step 7 of 14

    COVER with plastic wrap and set in a warm area for 1 ½ to 2 hours. Dough should double in size.

  • Step 8 of 14

    TRANSFER dough to a lightly floured surface; knead and roll out to a 15 x 12-inch rectangle.

  • Step 9 of 14

    SPREAD ham and raisins evenly over rolled out dough, keeping a ½-inch dough border. Arrange a row of olives close to border and another row closer to the middle (this will ensure every slice has at least two pieces of olive).

  • Step 10 of 14

    ROLL dough up into a loaf. Place on baking sheet. Wet fingers with lukewarm water and spread on seam and sides, pinching sides shut and sealing the seam. Cover roll with plastic wrap and a towel and let rest for 1 hour.

  • Step 11 of 14

    PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

  • Step 12 of 14

    BRUSH top of loaf with remaining beaten egg; pierce loaf with fork.

  • Step 13 of 14

    BAKE for 40 to 45 minutes or until bread is golden brown. Remove from oven; let cool for 15 minutes and serve.

  • Step 14 of 14

    TIP: Add a layer of pancetta or bacon for a variation of flavor. For a spicy kick, add pickled jalapeños.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Servings: 12 servings
Calories 230
Calories from Fat 60
%Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 3.5g 17%
Cholesterol 55mg 19%
Sodium 580mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Sugars 7g
Protein 9g
Vitamin A 6%
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 6%
Iron 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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