Monday, August 18, 2008
Pepperoni Bread #2
This pepperoni bread recipe is like the previous one I posted, but this time with cheddar cheese instead of Parmesan and without olives. I am posting it again to show the versatility of this yummy recipe.
1 recipe basic bread dough (recipe below)
1 pkg pepperoni
grated cheddar cheese
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp basil
Prepare dough in bread machine. Roll out 1/2 the dough onto a lightly floured surface with a floured rolling pin. Combine basil and egg and brush a generous amount onto dough. Cover with pepperoni slices and cheese. Roll up and slice into 3/4 to 1 inch slices. Lay each one, cut side up, in a greased baking dish. Brush with remaining egg mixture. Cover and allow to rise in a warm place for about an hour. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until lightly browned.
Basic Bread Dough
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup water
1 stick butter, sliced
2 tsp salt
6 tbsp sugar
2 pkg yeast (either regular or rapid rise)
Place ingredients in bread machine. I like to add about 1/2 the water first, then the flour and other ingredients, including the rest of the water. Set the machine to the dough setting. This takes 90 minutes. When the cycle is over, roll the dough out onto a floured surface and cut into the desired sizes.
On a floured surface, roll bread dough out into a large rectangle. Brush with the egg and basil mixture:
Place pepperoni slices on top:
Then lots of cheddar cheese:
Carefully roll dough up:
Slice and place into a greased baking dish:
Brush again with the basil and egg mixture:
I had just baked some brownies and they were still hot. I experimented with letting the bread rise on top of the hot pan of brownies and the bread rose beautifully. I would highly recommend having a hot pan of brownies available for this very reason.
Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes, or until lightly browned. Pepperoni Bread is one of Zac's favorites. He is supposed to be doing display hands, but he actually just wanted me to hurry up and take a picture so he could eat some.
I served it with a salad, and of course, brownies for dessert.