Warm up with ham and cheese supper bread

February 9, 2021
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By Suzi Hogan

Mansfield Record

A friend who teaches elementary school tells the following story: She knew one of her little students had been worried about his sick grandmother. Concerned, she asked how his grandmother was doing.

The little boy answered that his grandmother was doing much better now because she went to the hospital and had her “gutter ball” removed.  

I am sure you are no different than I am and you have some foods that remind you of certain events or occasions. The Ham and Cheese Supper Bread is one of those foods for me. I also call it the Gutter Ball Bread.

I love this bread so much I had a couple of slices one morning for breakfast. It may have just been the straw that broke the camel’s back, but I had to leave the office and go to the emergency room to find out I had “gutter balls” and schedule my gall bladder surgery.  

I am certainly hoping this doesn’t happen to anyone else. The bread is delicious and a great way to use leftover ham. It’s quick, easy, and so perfect to dress up a dinner of canned soup on a cold winter’s night. Enjoy!  

Ham & Cheese Supper Bread

1 cup buttermilk baking mix

½ cup chopped cooked ham

2 tablespoons minced onions

1 egg

1/3 cup milk

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

¼ teaspoon mustard

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1 tablespoon sesame seeds

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 1-quart casserole dish. Mix baking mix, ham, onion, egg, milk, oil, mustard and 2/3 cup of the cheese. Spread in the casserole dish.

Sprinkle with the remaining cheese and the sesame seeds on top. Bake until the top is golden brown, about 30-35 minutes. Serve warm. Great with vegetable soup.

Note: Wrap any leftover bread in aluminum foil and refrigerate or freeze. Heat in wrapping in 400 degrees oven until warm, about 10 minutes, (if frozen, 30-35 minutes.)

Suzi Hogan is a Mansfield resident, wife, mom and Mimi to seven grandchildren. She has written cooking columns for several newspapers. If you have a recipe to share or one to request, please email me at suzi.recipes@yahoo.com.

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