Monday, February 28, 2011

Gina's Pepperoni Bread



Bread is one of the greatest wonders of the world!  There is nothing like the making of fresh bread from working the dough to the smell of baking bread. I'm always looking for awesome bread recipes that can be used as appetizers or snacks.  

My imagination is going wild with ideas for variations to this recipe . . . but that's a future post.

Imagine a loaf of bread, assembled similar to a cinnamon bun, loaded with pepperoni and cheese or whatever filling you decide on.

I love that this bread can be made ahead and frozen for a future party . . . or make two at a time and put one away for a lazy day.


This recipe comes from my filing cabinet full of recipes and I have no idea where it came from!




Ingredients



Dough:


3 ¼ cups flour 
1 package (¾ tablespoon) yeast
¾ tablespoons salt
½ tablespoon sugar
1 1/3 cups warm water
2 tablespoons olive oil


Filling:


1 tablespoon olive oil

8 oz. shredded cheese, your favorite
Pepperoni


Egg wash:


1 egg 
½ tablespoon water
Garlic salt




Directions

• Mix flour, yeast, salt, and sugar in large bowl; stir until combined.

• Add warm water and olive oil; stir until dough forms.

• Cover bowl with plastic wrap. Rise at room temperature for 2 hours.

• Refrigerate dough for at least 2 hours.

• Roll dough out into rectangle on floured surface. Let rest.

• Spread cheese evenly over dough. Top with pepperoni.

• Roll dough tightly and fold edges inward and pinch.

• Let rest for 40 minutes, covered in plastic wrap.

• Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

• Whisk together egg and water, coat loaf with egg wash. (I use a smallish paint brush that is just used for baking.) Sprinkle with garlic salt.

• Bake bread for 30 minutes or until lightly browned and firm.

• Remove from oven, cool on wire rack, then slice.








17 comments:

Brandy, April, and Amanda said...

This looks delicious. Thanks for posting! I love bread and this recipe could get me into trouble.

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Sheena said...

Will definitely try this recipe! Thanks for sharing! I have one for this that isn't very good so I'm looking forward to this one!

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Jenn said...

mmmm... I will have to try this one.

Jacqueline said...

Oh Gina.... What can I say? I have found your blog and you are never getting rid of me.... I wonder if you could call me a stalker. hehe.
I can do some serious damage with this bread and I plan to make it tomorrow. I think I will use spelt flour and some homemade mozzarella I have but this is definitely what's for dinner tomorrow! I am now a huge follower.

Gina Alfani said...

Yea Jenn, it is making me crazy, gotta make it today . . . I'm seriously considering making one with some bacon and cheese (yes, I have gone through the fridge looking for alternatives) :)

Jacqueline! mmmm homemade mozzarella! Thanks for the compliment :) You can trust me to find good recipes or come up with some . . . I'm seriously into cooking and experimenting in the kitchen! I'm heading over to check out your blog :)

Gina Alfani said...

Jacqueline! Your profile is private and you didn't leave a link to your blog . . . awwwwwww :(

anne said...

this looks SO yummy! I am a new follower from Mingle Mondays, would love to have you follow back at creativesouthernhome.blogspot.com

Melanie McFadden @ The McMommy Diaries said...

Wow those look good!! Thanks for joining the Monday blog hop :)
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It's A Mom Thing said...

New follower from the I Love My Online Friends Monday Hop!

This recipe looks yummy!

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Rumtruffle said...

Now that does look good!

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Close to home said...

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Crinthia Megan said...

that looks delicious. btw I am stopping by from the McHoppin' Monday Blog Hop, a new GFC follower, hope you follow me back :D

Small Town Mommy :) said...

Thanks for the recipe, it looks to-die-for!
New follower here from Monday Mingle :)

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