SPAM-Dunk Bread, 10/24/12

      Great American SPAM Championship

      Terry Sue Satkowski of North Little Rock, 1st Place, 2012 Arkansas State Fair


      1 (1 pound) loaf frozen white bread dough, thawed

      2 tablespoons canola oil

      1 (12 ounce) can Hot & Spicy SPAM, diced very small

      2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded

      3 green onions, sliced

      3 dips of choice (recommend: salsa, southwest ranch & chipotle cheese)


      1){}{}{} Roll out dough to 1/2-inch thickness. Brush with oil. Cut into 1-inch pieces and place in a large bowl. Add the SPAM and 1 3/4 cups cheese. Toss together to coat bread.

      2){}{}{} Arrange pieces in a 9x5-inch oval on a greased baking sheet, layering evenly as needed. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 30 minutes or until doubled in size.

      3){}{}{} Before placing in the oven, sprinkle top with the green onions. Sprinkle another 1/4 cup of cheese on top.

      4){}{}{} Bake at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes. Cover with foil and bake 5 to 10 minutes longer or until golden brown. Pull-apart the bread and "dunk" in the side dips of choice.


      Yields: 1 loaf