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I just came across this recipe in a book called Cookies, Pies, Breads and Tarts and I couldn't resist. Proscuitto...yum. Not to mention that its a quick bread to make, hardly no kneading and it doesn't call for yeast. How can you go wrong?


  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 cups self rising white flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 ounces prosciutto, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • skim milk, to glaze


  • 1. Preheat oven to 400' F. Flour a baking sheet. Place the whole wheat flour in a bowl and sift in teh white flour, baking powder and salt. Add the pepper and the prosciutto. Set aside about 1 tablespoon of the grated parmesan and stir in the rest into the flour mixture with the parsley. Make a well in the center.
  • 2. Mix the mustard and buttermilk, pour into the flour and quickly mix to a soft dough.
  • 3. Transfer the dough to a floured surface and knead briefly. Shape into an oval loaf, brush with milk and sprinkle with the reserved Parmesan. Place on the prepared baking sheet.
  • 4. Bake the loaf for 25-30 minutes, or until it sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom. Let cool before serving

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