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Savory Bread Strips

1 pkg. active dry yeast
2-1/8 tbsp. sugar, divided
1/2 cup warm water
3 tbsp. olive oil
2 tbsp. dried minced onion
2 tsp. dried basil
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. rubbed sage
1 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 cup cold water
3 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 cup chopped fully cooked ham
1 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
1/2 cup chopped ripe olives
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
1/4 cup olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced


Dissolve yeast and 1/2 teaspoon sugar in warm water; set aside. In a saucepan, combine oil, onion, basil, oregano, sage and garlic powder; cook over medium heat for 1 minute. Remove from the heat; stir in cold water. In a mixing bowl, combine flour and remaining sugar. Stir in oil and yeast mixtures. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead for 3 minutes. Place dough on a greased 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Cover and let stand for 15 minutes. Pat dough evenly into pan. Combine topping ingredients; sprinkle over dough. Bake at 375F for 25-30 minutes or until well browned. Cut into 2x1-inch strips.

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