Monday, March 17, 2008

Reuben Loaf - Recipe

I am making Reuben Loaf tonight in honour of St Patricks Day. I think this recipe sounds more German, with the sauerkraut, but whatever...corned beef is on sale now for St Patty's Day, and this is about the only thing I know to do with it!

3 1/4 C flour
1 T white sugar
1 t salt
1 pk rapidrise yeast (=2 1/4 t)
1 C hot water
1 T soft margarine or butter
1/4 C thousand islands dressing
6 oz thinly sliced corned beef (cooked)
1/4 lb sliced or shredded swiss or mozzarella cheese
8 oz well drained sauerkraut
egg white
caraway seeds

Set aside 1C flour. In large bowl mix flour, sugar, salt and yeast. Stir in water and butter. Mix in only enough reserved flour to make soft dough.

On floured surface kneed 4 min. On greased baking sheet roll dough to 14"x10". Spread dressing down centre third of dough length (I omit this step and use dressing for dipping). Top with layers of beef, cheese and sauerkraut.

Make 1" strips on dough from filling to edge. Alternating sides, fold strips at an angle across filling. Cover dough. Let rise. Brush with egg white and sprinkle with caraway seeds. Bake at 400 for 25 min. or until done.

1 comment:

  1. mmm ... sounds good. corned beef is also so easy in the crockpot - just wedge up a cabbage, dice some potatoes, put the corned beef and spices on top, add some beef broth, and cook on low all day. it'll stink your house up (the cabbage) but it's SOO good!