Saturday, October 26, 2013

Pizza Bread

This is a great alternative to pizza.  I grew up having this rotated into our weekly pizza nights.  I recently discovered that this bread tastes even better with homemade pizza sauce.  We've tried Canadian bacon with this recipe too, but pepperoni definitely tastes the best.  To speed up raising process, you may want to turn your oven into a proof box.

Bread Ingredients
  • 2 t. yeast
  • 2.25 c. warm water
  • 2 T. sugar
  • 2 t. salt
  • 2/3 c. powdered milk
  • 1 T. softened butter
  • 5.5-6 c. flour
Toppings
  • Sliced pepperoni (or other pizza topping)
  • Grated Mozzarella cheese
Directions
  1. Prepare yeast according to package instructions (e.g., add to water, mix, let stand for 5-10 min)
  2. Mix in remaining bread ingredients, stir until bread dough consistency
  3. Let raise until double it's size (may help to coat dough with oil)
  4. Divide dough into two halves
  5. Roll out one half into a rectangle (wide as a bread pan) on a lightly floured surface
  6. Layer dough with cheese and pepperoni
  7. Roll up dough, making sure to fold in the ends as you roll, so that the cheese doesn't melt out when cooking
  8. Place in bread pan with seam down (if cheese leaks out, it will be very hard to remove after cooked, non-stick spray may help)
  9. Follow steps 4-7 for second half of dough
  10. Let both loaves raise again
  11. Bake in oven at 350 F for 30-45 minutes
Yields: 2 Loaves
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