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Capicola Ham Briolle

Yield 24 12-oz. servings


  • 6 ct. GFS Large Eggs
  • 3 c. GFS Bleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 24 ct. Sienna Bakery Briolle Dough
  • 3 3/4 lb. Primo Gusto Smoked Cappicola Ham
  • (Recipe) Roasted Red Pepper Tapenade


      • 2 lb. GFS Red Peppers, Italian-Style, Roasted
      • 1 lb. Jumbo Kalamata Olives, Pitted
      • 1 lb. GFS Spanish Manzanilla Olives, broken, with pimiento
      • 2 oz. Markon Parsley, fresh
      • 1/2 c. Primo Gusto Extra Virgin Olive Oil
      • 1 1/2 Tbsp. Trade East Granulated Onion
      • 1 1/2 Tbsp. Trade East Granulated Garlic
      • 1 tsp. Trade East Restaurant Grind Black Pepper


      1. Place the peppers in a colander. Allow to drain. Place on paper toweling. Pat the peppers as dry as possible.

      2. In small batches, separately place the roasted red peppers, kalamata and green olives in a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Pulse-chop to a medium-coarse consistency. Do not overchop. Place in a stainless-steel mixing bowl.

      3. Add the parsley, olive oil, granulated onion and garlic and black pepper. Mix together using a rubber spatula. Season with salt to taste. Place in a covered storage container, label, date and refrigerate until needed. CCP: Refrigerate at 41°F, or below.

    36 oz. (Recipe) Roasted Red Pepper Tapenade
  • 24 ct. Large Tulip Baking Cups
  • 6 oz. Markon Romaine Hearts Lettuce, fresh


1. Break the eggs into a stainless-steel mixing bowl. Add a small amount of cold water. Whisk until blended. Place the flour in a hotel pan for dusting and rolling.

2. The Briolle Dough should be thawed overnight under your coldest refrigeration. Starting on a floured work surface, press the dough into an oblong shape. Roll the dough into a 12" x 5" rectangle. Dock both sides of the dough with a docker to prevent air pockets while baking. Brush the dough with egg wash.

3. Spread 2 1/2 oz. of ham in the center the length of the dough in a tight 1"-wide strip. Leave 1/2" of the edge of the dough exposed on both sides and ends for folding and sealing. Spread 1 1/2 oz. of tapenade out on top of the ham. Fold the dough over the top of the ham and tapenade widthwise. Press down on the length of the edge to seal.

4. Egg wash the exposed side of the dough. Sprinkle 1 oz. cheese onto the dough lengthwise. Leave a 1/2" of the ends exposed to seal. Roll the sealed dough into a coil. The side of the Briolle with the pressed and sealed edge is the top, the side that is simply a neat coil is the bottom. Gently press the sealed edges down to form the top of the Briolle. While holding the Briolle in hand, brush the top and upper half of the sides with egg wash.

5. Place the Briolle in a paper liner and put the lined Briolle into a full-sized muffin tin. Sprinkle 1/4 oz. of the cheese over the top of the egg wash. Push a presoaked rosemary sprig in the center of the Briolle. Wrap the leaves with a small piece of foil.

6. Bake in a 300°F convection oven for 35 minutes or until an internal temperature of 190°F is reached on a food thermometer. Allow to cool uncovered. Store in a covered container in a single layer. 

To prepare à la carte:

Place a Briolle on a metal baking pan. Place in a heated 350°F convection oven. Bake 3-4 minutes to warm. Place 1/4 oz. of romaine on a serving plate and place the Briolle on top of it.

NOTE: For best results leave the Briolles completely wrapped. It is not necessary to slice the Briolles when reheating and serving.