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Picnic Basket Bread

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Can be used as main dish or appetizer. You can make it ahead and serve warm or cold. You can substitute ground beef and cheddar cheese also.


1 (1/4 ounce) package active dry yeast
1 1/2-3 cups flour
1 tablespoon sugar
2 cups chopped cooked chicken
1 1/2 cups shredded swiss cheese
1 (10 ounce) box frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
1/4cup grated parmesan cheese
1/4cup finely chopped onion
1 beaten egg white
2 tablespoons sesame seeds (optional)
1 1/4 teaspoon salt


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Mix cheese, spinach, chicken, onion and 1/4 teaspoon salt for the filling. Set aside.
Dissolve yeast in 1 cup warm wate. Mix yeast mixture, sugar, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1 cup flour in a mixing bowl. Gradually add 1 1/2 cups flour to dough. Knead dough until smooth, use the other 1/2 cup flour if the dough is still sticky.
Roll the dough into a 16 x 10 inch rectange. Spread the filling down the middle of the dough.
Bring the edges of the dough together and seal them. Place seam side down on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Then brush the bread with egg white and sprinkle with the sesame seeds.
Bake at 375 degrees for 40 minutes.
Serve warm or cold and refrigerate.