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ham [ham]
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1. a cut of meat from the heavy-muscled part of a hog's rear quarter, between hip and hock, usually cured.

by Susan Andrews

For the dough:

     4 Ĺ cups flour
     2 1/2 tsp instant yeast
     1/4 cup oil of choice
     2 tsp salt
     1 Tbsp sugar
     2 cups warm water, you may not need all of it
     greased bowl for dough

Place all ingredients except the water in your kitchenaid mixing bowl. Now turn on lowest setting with the dough hook attachment. Warm the tap water in microwave for approx 30 seconds.

Slowly add warm water until your dough comes together. You may not need all of the water. I had about half a cup left but the flour you use and the climate you live in can make a difference. Let your dough knead for a few minutes.

Now place it into a greased bowl, cover and let rise until double. 1-2 hours.

This is my go to pizza dough recipe. It makes enough for two large pizzas.

Cheese Sauce:

     1 cup milk
     1 cup of your favorite shredded cheese
     1 inch chunk of velveeta like cheese

Place milk & shredded cheese in saucepan. Now cut a 1 inch chunk of velveeta like cheese off of the block. Cut into smaller chunks and add to saucepan.

Melt over low heat stirring often. Set aside. Warm slightly when ready to assemble hot pockets.

Ham:

     1 lb of ham lunch meat chopped into small pieces. Set aside.

Eggs:

You will want to make the eggs once the dough has risen and you are ready to assemble the hot pockets.

     9 eggs
     1 tsp salt
     Pepper
     1/3 cup water
     butter

Beat together eggs, salt, pepper & water.

Melt butter in frying pan on low heat.

Add egg mixture. Once they start to cook begin to stir occasionally.

Remove from stove top while still runny. They will continue to cook in the oven.

Preheat oven to 400

Grease 2 baking sheets & set aside

Beat 1 egg with a little water for egg wash

Assembly:

Punch the dough down and place on floured work surface. Cut a small piece off and form into a ball.

Using a rolling pin roll dough out into a small circle. Approx 5 or 6 inches. They donít need to be perfect and they can vary in size.
Place a small amount of eggs in the center of circle. Add some chopped ham & a spoonful of cheese sauce.

Pull one side of the dough over the top so it looks like a half moon and lightly press to seal.

Now twist the edges together. Place on prepared baking sheet. Repeat until you have used all of the eggs.

Brush with egg wash and place in preheated oven for 20-22 minutes or until golden brown.

My yield was 7 hot pockets w/ the nine eggs I used. I had leftover dough, ham & cheese. I placed the leftover dough and ham in ziplock baggies and put them in the freezer. The cheese sauce went into the fridge. It could be used on veggies for a tasty treat. When you are ready to use the dough just let it thaw and use it for whatever you like. I had enough dough left to make a large pizza.

Serve warm for a delicious breakfast! We love these! I have made them again and again!