Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Pizza Bread

 This is a Farmers Wife Origianl.

Hello friends! Oh how I missed blogging! Really, I did, but I did need a break too. Sleep has been something I have been severely missing this last month, and I finally caught up just a little. But, even with my break I was still cooking! And boy do I have some yummy goodness to share with y'all!! Now some may call this Stromboli, and yes it is very similar, but to me this was like eating a loaf of pizza! And come on, who doesn't love this idea? This was one of those recipes that was born out of necessity, you see I was going to make sausage bread, and I was really excited about it, then I go to cook the sausage and it smells like stinky feet. Like really stinky feet, ok I guess you didn't need to know that, moving on. But I already had the dough made and the peppers cooked so I had to do something. Well I had leftover Salami from when I made Hoagies, which was luckily still good. And I had turkey pepperoni in the freezer, and so out came this delightful treat! Now I have to say I'm excited about this one, because you could mix it up and make so many different variations on this, I honestly can't wait to give some of my other ideas a try! But for now I'll leave you with this last minute masterpiece! I hope you like it!

Ingredients:
Dough: adapted from Bread Machine Magic
(I made homemade but you can easily use a store bought dough)
This is for a bread machine:
1 Cup Water
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Tablespoon Sugar
3 Cups Flour
1 1/2 Teaspoons Garlic Powder
2 Teaspoons Active Dry Yeast

Filling:
1/2 Green Pepper, diced
1/2 Red Pepper, diced
1/4 Onion, diced
2 Cloves of Garlic, minced
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
Dash of Oregano
Pinch of Basil
Fresh ground Pepper
Pinch of Salt
4 Tablespoons Pizza Sauce (I used my homemade sauce, which I will post later this week!)
Sliced Hard Salami
Pepperoni (I love the turkey pepperoni, same great flavor, a lot less fat!)
Shredded Parmesan Cheese
Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

Directions:
Place ingredients for the dough in your bread machine, in order listed or as recommended by your machine. Set to dough and let it go. Once that is done roll out into a rectangle, about 15x8. In a pan, heat the olive oil and saute the onion, garlic, peppers and spices until soft and fragrant. Evenly spread the sauce onto the dough, and layer the salami and pepperoni on top of that, leaving about 1 in. on each side. Top with sauteed vegetables, and cheese. Then starting at one end roll up the bread until it forms a log, and then tuck the ends in on the bottom forming a loaf. With a little water on your hands, seal the edges all together. Pre heat the oven to 400F degrees. Place loaf on a baking sheet that has been greased with a little olive oil. Using a pastry brush, brush a little olive oil all over the loaf, and then sprinkle the top with a little garlic powder. Bake for about 15-20 minutes, until golden. Let it cool briefly and slice.

Review:
This really is an easy meal, that was utterly delightful! Even the Farming Tot ended up eating some of it and liking it! This heats up really nicely either back in the oven for a bit, or in the microwave. We really, REALLY enjoyed this dinner, and happily ate the leftovers. And since this is so versatile you can literally put any filling you want in this dough! 4.5 Stars.

The Farmers Wife

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