Watermelon & Cheese Snacks

Here is an easy appetizer or mid-day snack for Watermelon Day. Cut  some watermelon into cubes. Then take whatever mild cheese you have and cut into cubes also. I used Swiss cheese but Baby Bel or Monterey Jack would also work. The next choice is what type of skewers to use. You can use the long bamboo or metal skewers. I used some small cocktail sword skewers for small bite size snacks.You will notice that I placed some extra watermelon cubes in the center of my plate since I had some extra watermelon cut.

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Dijon Ham & Swiss Loaf

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4 c. all-purpose flour, divided
2 tbsp. Sugar
½ tsp. Salt
2 pkg. Rapid Rise yeast
1 c. water
¼ c. Dijon Mustard
2 tbsp. Margarine
½ c. (8 oz.) ground cooked ham
1 c.  chopped Swiss cheese
½ c. dill pickle slices
1 egg, beaten

Mix 3 c. flour, sugar, salt & yeast. Heat water, mustard & margarine to 125 to 130 degrees. Stir into flour mixture. Mix in enough of remaining 1 cup of flour to make a soft dough. Knead 4 minutes. On greased baking sheet, roll dough to 14 x 12-inches. Sprinkles ham, cheese & pickles down center third of dough length. Make cuts from filling to dough edges at 1-inch intervals along sides of filling. Bring strips from opposite sides of filling together, twist & place ends at an angles across filling; cover. Place large shallow pan on counter, half-filled with boiling water. Place baking sheet over pan, let dough rise 15 minutes. Brush loaf with egg.

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Bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes. Serve warm.

 

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