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Prosciutto on focaccia-safe? Help, please.

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Moots

Prosciutto on focaccia-safe? Help, please.

I have 2 pans of PR's focaccia with a prosciutto and sundried tomato topping in the oven, right now. While the two of us are hungry and impatiently waiting; I know there will be a ton of focaccia left over. I'd love to take some in to work to share, but I don't want to kill anyone. Do I have to refrigerate the focaccia overnight or is it safe to leave bread made with cured meat out?

Thanks for any help!

Tracy

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ssorllih

Quite safe. Procsiutto is dried to the point that no pathogen can live. The salt content is hostile to life on the meat and the water content is at desert levels.

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Moots

That is what I hoped to hear--Thank you!