Ham and Cheese Ring

Whole Grain/Whole Wheat

Serve with a green salad as a meal or alongside a bowl of soup.





8 servings

Prep Time

40 minutes

Rise Time

60 minutes

Bake Time

25 to 30 minutes


  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 (2-1/4 tsp.) envelope Fleischmann's® RapidRise Yeast
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup butter OR margarine
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • Filling:
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 8 slices deli ham, chopped
  • 1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese


Combine whole wheat flour, undissolved yeast, sugar and salt in a large mixer bowl.  Heat milk and butter until very warm (120° to 130°F).  Add to bowl with egg.  Beat for 3 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.  Gradually add all-purpose flour until dough forms a soft ball.  Knead on a lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 8 to 10 minutes.  Cover; let dough rest for 10 minutes.

Combine mayonnaise and mustard until smooth.  Roll dough into a 16 x 10-inch rectangle on a lightly floured surface.  Spread mayonnaise mixture to within 1/2-inch of the edges.  Sprinkle with ham and cheese.  Roll up tightly from long side.  Pinch seams to seal; shape into ring. Place on greased baking sheet. Cut 2/3 through ring at 1-inch intervals. Twist each section sideways. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.

Bake in a preheated 375°F oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until lightly browned.  Let cool 5 to 10 minutes before serving.