Monday, October 17, 2011

Pizza Bread is All You Need

You know that saying that man cannot live by bread alone?

Um, I think they made that a saying before there was such a thing as pizza bread.

I mean, this bread has all the necessary food groups all swirled into one.

We need to make an amendment to that saying to include an exception for pizza bread.

It's got pepperoni, cheese and sauce all right in the bread.

Can't get any better than that.

This is kind of like a pizza rolled up, except it has butter and egg in the dough to make it more of a bread than just a pizza dough.

Here's what you need to make it happen:

Pizza Swirl Bread
Adapted from How Sweet It Is

2 tablespoons butter
1/3 cup milk
1/4 cup warm water
1 packet active dry yeast
1 teaspoon sugar
1 large egg (I used ¼ cup Egg Beaters)
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
Garlic or garlic salt to taste
1/4-1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese
1/4-1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
20-30 slices turkey pepperoni (less greasy than regular, but you can use regular if you want)
1/3 cup red sauce (I used Kroger traditional spaghetti sauce)
Sprinkle of Italian seasoning

To make your dough:

In a small saucepan, combine milk and 2 tablespoons butter over low heat. Heat until bubbles appear on the sides then turn off heat and set aside.

Measure out 1/4 cup of warm water and combine it with yeast and sugar. Let sit for 5-10 minutes, until foamy.

Pour all the wet ingredients together and add the egg.

Mix flour and salt in a big bowl then add the wet ingredients and stir to combine. Knead it for a minute or two.

Spray the bowl with non-stick spray and leave the dough in there to rise for a an hour (lightly covered with a towel or plastic wrap).

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a loaf pan.

Then roll out the dough to about an 8”x12” rectangle.

Spread tomato sauce on first, then garlic and herbs, Swiss, pepperoni and parmesan.

Roll it up and stuff it in the pan. Top with a sprinkle of cheese if you want.

Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until top is golden brown. Let cool for 30 minutes, then remove from pan and slice.

You can pair this with soup and a salad and make it a meal if you like. We just kind of ate it standing over the stove. Whatever works for you.

Have a great Monday :)


Karima said...

What a great idea! Your newest follower, Karima

Anne Maskell said...

Oh yum! Thanks for the recipe. My kids will love this! I'm a new follower!

Connie @ Measured by the Heart said...

That looks so yummy!!