Monte Cristo Pull Apart Bread: Irresistable Like the Sandwich

Monte Cristo Pull Apart Bread: Irresistable Like the Sandwich requires about 3 hours and 5 minutes from start to finish. One serving contains 711 calories, 33g of protein, and 31g of fat. This recipe serves 6 and costs $1.6 per serving. If you have unsalted butter, granulated sugar, swiss cheese, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. It is brought to you by Food Fanatic. 94 people have made this recipe and would make it again. It works well as an affordable main course. With a spoonacular score of 66%, this dish is solid. Similar recipes include Bennigan’s Monte Cristo Sandwich – make this famous sandwich at home, Monte Cristo Sandwich, and Monte Cristo Sandwich.

Servings: 6

Preparation duration: 150 minutes

Cooking duration: 35 minutes

 

Ingredients:

3 1/2 cups bread flour

9 slices deli sliced ham, cut in half

9 slices oven roasted deli turkey, cut in half

1 tablespoon granulated sugar

2 1/4 teaspoons instant yeast

1/4 cup milk

2 tablespoons olive oil

raspberry jam, for dipping

1 teaspoon salt

9 slices swiss cheese, cut in half

3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

1 cup warm water, plus two tablespoons

Equipment:

stand mixer

whisk

bowl

plastic wrap

loaf pan

oven

aluminum foil

wire rack

frying pan

Cooking instruction summary:

In the bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with a dough hook, whisk together bread flour, sugar, yeast and salt.With the mixer on low speed, add the olive oil, milk and warm water.Mix until fully incorporated and a smooth dough forms.Transfer dough to a lightly oiled bowl.Cover with plastic wrap and rise at warm room temperature until doubled in size, about 1 1/2 - 2 hours.Roll dough to a 12x20 rectangle and brush with melted butter.Cut dough into 6 equal strips. Stack the strips on top of each other and cut into 6 equal square stacks.Spray a 10-inch loaf pan with nonstick spray. Set aside.To assemble, stand the loaf pan up with a short side down on your work surface.Layer a piece of dough, then a slice of cheese, top with a piece of ham, then a square of dough.Next add a piece of cheese, topped with turkey and then a square of dough. Repeat, tightly layering dough in loaf pan until full. You may have some dough squares left over.Cover the loaf pan loosely with plastic wrap and rise at warm room temperature, 1 hour.Preheat oven to 350°F. Bake for 35 minutes.Tent with foil if bread begins to brown too quickly.Remove from oven, cool 15 minutes in pan then turn out onto a cooling rack.Dust with powdered sugar and serve warm with red currant or raspberry jam for dipping.

 

Step by step:


1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with a dough hook, whisk together bread flour, sugar, yeast and salt.With the mixer on low speed, add the olive oil, milk and warm water.

2. Mix until fully incorporated and a smooth dough forms.

3. Transfer dough to a lightly oiled bowl.Cover with plastic wrap and rise at warm room temperature until doubled in size, about 1 1/2 - 2 hours.

4. Roll dough to a 12x20 rectangle and brush with melted butter.

5. Cut dough into 6 equal strips. Stack the strips on top of each other and cut into 6 equal square stacks.Spray a 10-inch loaf pan with nonstick spray. Set aside.To assemble, stand the loaf pan up with a short side down on your work surface.Layer a piece of dough, then a slice of cheese, top with a piece of ham, then a square of dough.Next add a piece of cheese, topped with turkey and then a square of dough. Repeat, tightly layering dough in loaf pan until full. You may have some dough squares left over.Cover the loaf pan loosely with plastic wrap and rise at warm room temperature, 1 hour.Preheat oven to 350°F.

6. Bake for 35 minutes.Tent with foil if bread begins to brown too quickly.

7. Remove from oven, cool 15 minutes in pan then turn out onto a cooling rack.Dust with powdered sugar and serve warm with red currant or raspberry jam for dipping.


Nutrition Information:

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647k Calories
28g Protein
26g Total Fat
72g Carbs
13% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
647k
32%

Fat
26g
41%

  Saturated Fat
11g
73%

Carbohydrates
72g
24%

  Sugar
12g
14%

Cholesterol
69mg
23%

Sodium
1095mg
48%

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Protein
28g
57%

Selenium
44µg
63%

Vitamin B1
0.83mg
55%

Phosphorus
375mg
38%

Folate
135µg
34%

Manganese
0.61mg
30%

Vitamin B2
0.43mg
25%

Calcium
236mg
24%

Vitamin B3
4mg
22%

Zinc
3mg
22%

Vitamin B12
1µg
20%

Vitamin B6
0.28mg
14%

Copper
0.26mg
13%

Vitamin B5
1mg
13%

Fiber
3g
13%

Magnesium
43mg
11%

Vitamin E
1mg
9%

Potassium
310mg
9%

Vitamin A
404IU
8%

Iron
1mg
8%

Vitamin D
0.66µg
4%

Vitamin K
4µg
4%

Vitamin C
1mg
2%

covered percent of daily need
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