Set aside 1 cup flour. Mix remaining flour, sugar, salt and yeast. Heat water, mustard and margarine to 125-130 degrees F, and stir into flour mixture. Mix in enough reserved flour to make soft dough. Knead 4 minutes.
On greased baking sheet, roll dough to 14x12 inches. Sprinkle ham, cheese, and pickle 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 and place ends at an angle across filling. Cover.
Place large shallow pan on counter, and half-fill with boiling water. Place baking sheet over pan, and let dough rise 15 minutes. Brush loaf with egg. Bake at 375 degrees F for 25 minutes. Serve warm. Refrigerate leftovers, and reheat to serve.
Note: For an even heartier loaf, ham may be increased to 1 lb. Increase baking time to about 35 minutes.
By Robin from Washington, IA
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