Saturday, January 9, 2010
Finger Food to Go: Stuffed Braid
The potential for creative fillings is endless: anything that works on a pizza - and more - will work here. In terms of convenience, it doesn't get any easier than wrapping up a fresh slice - and you are ready to go!
Inspired by Cooking Light magazine Jan/Feb 2010
1 recipe pizza dough, 14 oz. purchased or see index
2 tablespoons butter, divided
1 cup ham, diced
1/4 cup green onions, chopped
3 eggs, divided
salt and pepper
1/2 cup mozzarella or Monterey jack cheese, shredded
1/4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
2 jalapeno peppers, seeded, and diced
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray or oil a large baking sheet.
On a floured surface, roll the dough into 15x10" rectangle.
In a small skillet, heat 1 tbsp. butter over medium heat and sauté ham to brown lightly, stir in green onions and set aside.
In same pan, heat additional tbsp. butter, lightly beat 2 eggs and 1 yolk with salt and pepper (reserve the third egg white for egg wash), add to pan a scramble until curds form; do not overcook. Remove from heat.
Evenly sprinkle the mozzarella cheese lengthwise down the center 1/3 of the dough; top with the eggs, then the ham, the cheddar cheese and then the jalapenos. With scissors cut the 2 outer sides into 1" wide strips toward the center to within 1/2" of filling. Fold the strips at an angle alternating over the filling. Beat the egg white with 1-2 tsp. of water and brush over the dough. Bake 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand 5 minutes before cutting. Yields 6-8 ~~