This year, I finally decided to try my hands at making Pan de Jamon from scratch for the Christmas holidays. Pan de Jamon is a Venezuelan sweet bread made for Christmas, with ham, olives and raisins. I was so addicted to this bread, we had a cook who made it often for me, and I would pack it for my lunch at school or have it for breakfast, I LOVED it.
So this year, I tried making it myself. It took a little time, but it was overall, a very easy recipe.
- /2 cup warm water
- 1 tablespoon rapid rise yeast
- 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 stick butter, softened, plus 2 tablespoons of melted butter
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup milk
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 – 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 pound smoked ham, very thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup sliced olives
- 1 egg yolk