- 1 2/3 cup lukewarm water
- 4 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
- 3 cups plain flour
- 2 eggs, 1 slightly beaten, for glazing
- 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 7 tablespoons butter
- 1 1/3 cups Extra Mature Cheddar
- 3.5 ounces prosciutto
- Basil leaves
Cheese Swirls with Prosciutto
Dissolve the yeast in the lukewarm water. Add one egg along with the salt and sugar. Whisk until mixed. Add the flour a little at a time. The dough should feel a little dry. Knead for 7 to 8 minutes. Add the butter in cubes. Knead until all of the butter has been distributed throughout the dough. Let the dough rise covered with a cloth until doubled in size.
Roll the dough out as thinly as possible, forming into a square. Distribute the grated cheese across one half of the dough, then cover with the prosciutto and basil. Fold the other half of the dough over to cover the filling. Cut the dough lengthwise into 3/4-inch strips. Twist the dough around itself until you have a long twisted rope, then twist the rope around itself. Place the swirls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and let rise for half an hour. Brush with beaten egg and grate a little extra cheese over the top, if desired.
Bake at 400°F for approximately 15-18 minutes, depending on the size. They should be slightly golden and sound hollow when tapped on the bottom.