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Le Pain Florentine From Pittock Mansion Gate Lodge

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Category: Appetizers

 Ingredients List

  • 1 Loaf french, or sourdough
  • -bread (10-inch round loaf)
  • 3 oz Cream cheese, softened and
  • -whipped
  • 1/2 lb Ham, thinly sliced
  • 1 c Frozen spinach, thawed,
  • Well-drained and chopped


1 c Cheddar cheese, grated
1 c Mozzarella cheese, grated
1/2 c Mayonnaise
2 tb Pimiento, chopped

Cut a 1-inch slice off top of round loaf of bread and set aside. Hollow out
inside of loaf, leaving approximately 1/2 to 3/4-inch thickness of bread on
sides and bottom. Spread cavity with whipped cream cheese. Layer ham inside
bread so it overlaps and hangs about 3 inches over the outside of bread

Spread 1/2 of cheese mixture over layered ham slices, in bottom of loaf.

Spread chopped spinach on top of cheese layer. Top with remaining cheese
mixture. Fold overhanging edges of ham over top of cheese layer seal.
Replace top slice of bread. Chill for several hours.

To serve, cut into wedges.

Notes: To serve warm, brush outside of loaf with olive oil, wrap in foil
and bake at 325 degrees for 30 minutes. For a variation, substitute capers
for pimiento and add tomato slices. Yield: 6 to 8 servings.

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