Reuben Sandwich Loaf
This Reuben Loaf is the perfect dish that brings home-cooked comfort to your table. The soft homemade bread holds in thin sliced corned beef, crispy sauerkraut, nutty swiss cheese, and a special tangy sauce. Perfect for making St. Patrick’s day or any day feel special.
This was one of the first recipes that brought me into the world of food! I prepared this for a business lunch for a corporate client. Consequently, they asked me to move to Chicago to become their executive chef. It’s that good.
Create Your Own Stuffed Loaves
This loaf makes a pretty presentation with braided bread. You can use this bread recipe to make any sandwich loaf. Use ingredients that aren’t too wet, and you’ll be on your way to creating beautiful stuffed loaves.
Reuben Sandwich Loaf
- 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour divided
- 1 envelope quick-rise yeast
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1 tbsp butter unsalted
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup water 105 °F
- 1/3 cup special sauce Sir Kensington's (or thousand island dressing)
- 8 ounces corned beef thinly sliced
- 6 ounces swiss cheese sliced
- 1 cup sauerkraut 8 ounce
- 1 egg white beaten
- caraway seeds
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the dry dough ingredients. Stir in the warm water. Mix until a soft dough forms.2 ½ cups all-purpose flour, 1 envelope quick-rise yeast, 1 tbsp sugar, 1 tbsp butter, 1 cup water, 1 tsp salt
- On a lightly floured board roll dough into a 14-inch x 10-inch rectangle.
- Transfer to a lightly greased baking sheet.
- Spread the dressing down the center ⅓ of the dough.1/3 cup special sauce
- Divide corned beef in ½. Top with ½ of the corned beef. Then layer on all of the sauerkraut and cheese. Finish with a final layer of corned beef.8 ounces corned beef, 6 ounces swiss cheese, 1 cup sauerkraut
- Make cuts from the filling to the edge of the dough on each side, 1 inch apart. Fold the strips at an angle across the filling one at a time paying attention to consistent folds.
- Cover dough and let rise in a warm spot out of drafts for 15 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 400 °F
- Brush with egg white and sprinkle with caraway seeds.1 egg white, caraway seeds
- Bake for 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve immediately.
De Froid Tip: Tablescape
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