Ham & Sausage Bread

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Easter is full of delicious breads for Italians! This bread is a take on the loaded Neapolitan Bread called Casatiello. There is so much flavor in this bread. It can be served for brunch or on a beautiful antipasto platter.

Ham & Sausage Bread

Course Bread
Cuisine Italian


  • 250 g Bread Flour
  • 60 ml Warm Water
  • 5 g Active Dry Yeast
  • 2 Eggs, room temp
  • 56 g Unsalted Butter, room temp
  • 5 g Salt
  • 5 g Sugar to feed yeast
  • 8 oz Ground Sausage, cooked
  • 4 oz Ham, cubed
  • 4 oz Sharp Cheddar, cubed


  • Into the bowl of a stand mixer, combine flour and salt. Mix well.
  • Proof yeast in a separate bowl or cup by combining water, sugar and yeast. Mix well let the mixture sit until foamy, about 10 minutes.
  • Add the yeast mixture to the bowl with the flour. Add eggs and mix well until you achieve a shaggy looking dough. Let the dough sit for 30 minutes to hydrate.
  • After 30 minutes, knead the dough with the dough hook of the stand mixer until it releases from the sides of the bowl, about 5 minutes.
  • With the mixer on medium speed, add butter a little at a time making sure each addition is fully incorporated before adding the next.
  • Once all the butter has been added, knead the dough on medium speed for 8 minutes.
    Remove the dough, oil the bowl, place the dough back in the bowl, cover and let it rise until it doubles in size, 1-2 hours.
  • Punch the dough down and cut into 2 equal pieces. Roll out each piece to approximately a 5 x 16 in rectangle.
  • Sprinkle with cooked sausage, ham and cheddar. Roll the dough up and seal the edge.
    Cut each piece in half lengthwise. Twist both pieces onto each other.
  • Place into a 16 inch loaf pan lined with parchment paper.
  • Let it rise until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  • Brush with egg wash and bake at 400F for 30-40 minutes, until golden brown.



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Keyword Bread, Sausage & ham Bread
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