Ham And Mushroom Braid
|Onion||1 Small, peeled and chopped|
|Chopped mushrooms||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Diced cooked ham||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Fresh breadcrumbs||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Dry mustard||1⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Worcestershire sauce||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Egg||1 , beaten|
|Milk/Egg wash||2 Tablespoon|
For the filling lightly fry the onion in the shortening or drippings for 1-2 minutes.
Add the mushrooms and ham and fry until the onion is soft but not colored.
Remove from the heat and add the breadcrumbs, seasonings and sauce and bind with the beaten egg.
Leave to cool before using.
For the finish brush the surface of the braid before baking with milk or egg wash.
Note Wholewheat and wheatmeal doughs are also excellent in this recipe.
See note under recipe for Sausage Braid.