Published on October 8th, 2013 | by Kristen Swain0
Bring the Pizzaria Home to You!
So, I was making this bread. And I was thinking that I hope you aren’t getting bored with my bread posts. I really hope that you are enjoying my different versions of bread. I know that they aren’t hugely different. But I thought, I love to add a little bread to my meals. Plain bread is nice, but these breads just have so much yummy flavor, I want to share with my friends.
And if you are wondering what this bread has to do with my month long Halloween celebration. Well, Dracula needs to eat too, and there’s no garlic in this bread. What a great addition to any Halloween shindig!
A piece of fresh bread with a salad, I could pretty much eat that every.single.night. YUM.
Pepperoni Pizza Bread. Bring the Pizzaria Home to You!
I love experimenting and I think most people just don’t have the time, but if you GIVE the recipe, and it looks good, they’ll make it. Instead of putting the idea in their head. It’s like real Pinterest. You don’t just pin it and hope that one day you’ll make that recipe- face it- I have several hundred recipes on my Food Board- no way I’m going to get to every one. But if you give an easy recipe, I think people are more inclined to try it. Speaking of Pinterest- follow me here.
Plus, you don’t have that whole, creating your own bread, what happens if I didn’t put good yeast in. Did I knead it enough? ohhh the stress! it’s already made. All you are doing is taking a few minutes to chop in some flavor additions, and you look like you are Martha Freaking Stewart ! Bake this off perfectly, take it to the bring in a snack day at work, or the potluck at church, or send in a muffin ( yes, my dear, you can make these in muffin tins too) to the teacher. The ohhs, the ahhhs, the slightly jealous looks, the envy… ok, maybe I’m overeaching bit, but I think you’ll enjoy this one!
I think next time I make it, I’ll put in about 2 tablespoons chopped garlic.
2 loaves of Rhodes Frozen White Bread- I take it out of the bag to thaw otherwise it sticks.
1/4 cup or so of pepperoni
1 cup mozzarella shredded
3 tablespoons-ish of Italian seasoning
Spray your bread pans well. I love these nonstick ones I have, plus they are smaller so I get a nice full loaf.
Slightly chop your pepperoni – I just cut mine in half, top it on the bread.
Next add your mozzarella.
Then add the Italian seasoning- please say it the way I do – EYE-taly-YON. yeppers
Then add your egg, and start chopping the mix. I add the second egg in a bit after the first has been integrated.
Choppy Choppy Chop. When you have everything in smallish pieces. It’s time to put this in the pans.
Try to evenly divide, but I admit, I always get loaves that are different sizes.
Now, I put my pans in the oven. Put the oven on 200 degrees for about 10 minutes, then turn it off. Put your pans in, and they will proof beautifully. I also topped the bread with a little shaved parmesan, just to be pretty.
Bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes, maybe 25 because the pepperoni makes the bread take a little bit longer.
Get a stick, because you will have to beat the hoards away to keep them from devouring it before the whole family is home, that includes you.
Seriously, my hubby pretty much takes my food skills for granted- he appreciates me and all, but when he sits there and raves and raves over something. I know it’ll be a BIG hit at your table!
I served mine sliced into a slice, then cut into four ‘sticks’. Dipping in my homemade pizza sauce.
Pizza Sauce -
1 can tomato sauce, 3 tablespoons chopped garlic, 3 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 3 tablespoons Italian seasoning. Mix and let sit for 4 hours for flavors to meld.
Kris (clanking chains!)