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Swiss Cordon Bleu Bread

The dough is my favorite french bread recipe that is very similar to the Anneliese which you can find here. I use this recipe to make my pizza dough, or this stuffed bread . The filling can be very versatile, you can add what you like. This recipe makes two breads.

Filling is enough for two:
  • 1 lb / 500 gm of you favorite ham, shaved and then chopped.
  • 4 cups of low fat Swiss Cheese.
  • Thousand Island Dressing, enough to moisten to your liking.
  1. Make your dough, and after it rises divide into two.
  2. Roll each piece onto a 10x 15 inch greased cookie sheet.
  3. Place filling down the center, leaving the sides free of filling.
  4. Cut 1 inch strip from the filling to the outside of the pan.
  5. Fold strips over the filling to make it look like a braid.
  6. Brush the top with one beaten egg. Sprinkle with Sesame Seeds if you wish.
  7. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 or 25 minutes, depending on your oven.
Delicious along side a bowl of soup or salad.

or try this filling:
  1. starting with rolling out your dough on the cookie sheet.
  2. down the center spread with a little Dijon mustard.
  3. lay on dry salami
  4. red peppers
  5. thinly sliced onion
  6. mushrooms and olives
  7. 2 cups of old cheddar cheese.

Be creative with your fillings, how about
  1. roasted veggies mixed with cream cheese
  2. left over chicken and broccoli with red onions and ranch dressing
  3. corned beef and sauerkraut.
  4. your favorite pizza fillings to make a stuffed pizza.
  5. roast beef with bbq sauce, caramelized onions, mushrooms,olives and cheddar cheese.
  6. the possibilities are endless.
Most of all Enjoy and share it with people that you love.


  1. My grandma had a recipe like that, but she/we called it Ham & Cheese loaf. Various ingredients in it & you could change it to whatever you liked. Looks good & I like the variations!

  2. thanks for the inspiration! I love to make bread and adding a stuffing to them is a great meal this heat maybe I could get away with just making a salad to go with it. You girls are always an inspiration to my cooking!! Thanks!

  3. That looks so wonderful. I'm getting hungry just looking at it !!!!

  4. My mouth is watering Charlotte!

  5. When I saw this recipe yesterday I just had to make it. So I called my parents for dinner and we enjoyed it on the patio. So good! One thing I tried though, instead of the 1000 island dressing, I used honey mustard sauce. Thanks for the awesome recipe....again!

  6. Everyone loves the smell and taste of freshly baked bread and that’s why I love to make bread too. Making your own bread is a great way to get good. Thanks for inspiring me to see these great photos of your baked bread. A delicious outlook of life! Thanks to you!

  7. This is another one that I will try when I h ave my overnight guests. Sounds so good and cheesy too.
    Do you ladies also have a catering company?

  8. I have made this several times now and it is always a hit. The bread looks so elegant with its braided top, it looks like something expensive you have bought from a bakery or maybe something you have slaved over for hours. I am just learning to bake from scratch with yeast and had no problem turning out a beautiful loaf each time. I have tried using pizza type fillings, ham and cheese, turkey and provolone and roasted garlic and peppers. We usually go camping every weekend and I like to make this on Friday morning to take with us, it's great to share with friends while sitting around the picnic table. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe.


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