Wholemeal Rolled Bread of Ham, Cheese, and Basil

Wholemeal Rolled Bread of Ham, Nice Cheese, and Basil RecipeWholemeal loaf with pesto, ham, cheese, basil, sun-dried tomatoes or plum tomatoes.

Ingredients – Dough:

  • 320ml Water
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 tbsp Sugar
  • 260g Carrs Breadmaker Strong White Flour
  • 260g Carrs Breadmaker  Wholemeal Strong Flour
  • 1¼ tsp Fast Action Dried Yeast


  • 75g Pesto
  • 10 slices of ham
  • 400g cheese (a mixture of cheddar, parmesan or any leftovers that need using up) grated
  • 2 handfuls of fresh basil
  • 75g sun-dried tomatoes or plum tomatoes
  • 50g olives halved
  • 50ml extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  • 15g Sunflower Seeds
  • 15g Pine Nuts


  1. Place ingredients in bread pan in order given and set to ‘DOUGH’ programme.
  2. When dough is ready, turn onto lightly floured surface and knead lightly, then roll into a long strip approximately 39″ x 8″  (1m x 20cm) and ½“ (1cm) thick.
  3. Spread filling down the centre- a layer of pesto then the ham, cheese, olives, basil and tomatoes.  Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. Pull the dough over the filling so it forms a ‘cannelloni’ shape.  Bring one end round to the other so that they join up and pinch and pat the two ends together firmly to form a doughnut-shaped loaf.
  5. Transfer to a flour-dusted baking tray and top with seed mix.
  6. Cover with a tea towel and leave in warm place until doubled in size (15-20 minutes).
  7. Bake at 180°C/350F/Gas 4 for 35 minutes until golden.

Recipe submitted by Sarah Goodall, Sarah’s note:
“My family and I love this loaf so I thought I would share it with you.”