Smoked Ham & Cheese Pizza Bread: Eat In, Eat Out Magazine

I am one of the featured bloggers in the fall issue of  Eat In, Eat Out Magazine and you can find me on page 54!  This issue is all related to family and I offered up my smoked ham & cheese pizza bread.  

I haven't found a kid yet who doesn't love pizza so this dish is usually a hit.  It is great for the kiddos lunch box, not taking up a lot of space or being too messy, and it is very easy to make. My children have even assisted me before in rolling of the dough & adding the toppings.  I have tried a variety of different toppings too(ham & crushed pineapple, pepperoni & mushroom or  three cheese).

Tip: If you prefer not to make your own dough, there are various pre-made doughs you can buy at you grocery store to simplify and speed up this recipe. 


Smoked Ham & Cheese Pizza Bread
makes 1 loaf

1 cup very warm water
1 pkg (2-1/4 tsp) active dry yeast
3/4 tsp salt
2 tsp vegetable oil
3 to 3-1/2 cups all purpose flour

1/2 cup pizza or tomato sauce of your choice
20 small slices of smoked ham
2 cups shredded cheddar and mozzarella cheese

Add the water & yeast in a large bowl. Let sit for a couple of minutes.  Add remaining dough ingredients knead 30-40 times onto floured surface or use a food processor/mixer. 

Roll the dough out onto a floured surface and into a rectangular shape (roughly 10 x 12 inches). Spread the sauce, ham and cheeses evenly on the dough, leaving about an one inch border along the outside of the dough.

Roll up lengthwise and pinch the ends under and place the seam alongside the bottom of a prepared (oiled with a dusting of flour and cornmeal) baking sheet. Cover with tea towel and let rise for a minimum of 30 minutes.

Bake in a preheated 450 degree Fahrenheit oven for 30 minutes. Remove from oven, allow to cool and slice.  Serve with a small cup of pizza sauce on the side.