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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Pepperoni and Cheese Pull-Apart Bread #recipe #cooking #baking

I am always looking for tasty treats for the kids. But, I love a treat that allows us to sit be together to talk and eat.
We have a family meal night every Saturday and show a movie. When we do the movie, later after dinner, we look for some sort of appetizer/snack like treat. with this pizza pull-apart bread, My family loves this one. I just slap the plate and a bowl of marinara on the coffee table with snack plates and everyone leps themselves.
Now, a little note about mine…I cheat. Not sure about your area, but here at our grocery store Publix, they sell pizza dough. I skip the pizza dough part by picking this up and it is a huge timesaver.

Pizza Dough
§  1 3/4 cup warm water, divided
§  1 t. sugar
§  2 1/2 t. active dry yeast
§  2 T. extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for greasing bowl and springform pan
§  4 c. bread flour
§  1 1/2 t. salt
1.     Put 1/2 cup warm water into the bowl of your stand mixer and stir in sugar until dissolved.
2.     Sprinkle the yeast over top of water/sugar mixture and let stand about 5 minutes.
3.     Add the remaining water and oil.
4.     Add the flour and salt to the stand mixer bowl fitted with the dough hook.
5.     Mix on low until flour is combined
6.     Turn up the speed and knead until the dough is smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes.
7.     Transfer the dough to an oiled bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and place in a warm spot until it doubles in volume, about 1 1/2 hours.

Pepperoni and Cheese Pull-Apart Bread
§  3 cloves garlic, minced
§  1/3 cup salted butter
§  pizza dough (recipe above)
§  8 oz mozzarella cheese, cut into 40 pieces
§  8 ox package pepperoni
§  marinara sauce, recipe below
1.     Heat garlic and butter over medium heat just until the butter begins to brown. Remove from heat and let sit.
2.     Brush the inside of a bundt pan (or other oven-safe dish) with garlic butter.
3.     Divide pizza dough into four balls.
4.     Take one ball and divide it into 10 pieces.
5.     Flatten each piece into a disk and top with two slices of pepperoni and one cube of cheese.
6.     Pinch the disk into a ball.
7.     Dunk the ball in the garlic butter. (be careful not to completely submerge the ball, which would get your fingers buttery. if your fingers get buttery it becomes very difficult to pinch the dough into a ball.
8.     Drop the ball in the bundt pan.
9.     Repeat steps 4-8 until all dough, pepperoni, and cheese are used.
10.   Cover top of pan with plastic wrap whole oven preheats to 400
11.   Bake about 40 minutes or until dough is cooked throughout
12.   Remove from oven and turn pan upside down onto a plate.
13.   Serve with marinara (below)
Easy Marinara
§  1 (28 oz.) can whole peeled tomatoes, with juices
§  1 onion, peeled and halved
§  1 clove garlic, miced
§  5 T. salted butter
§  Salt, to taste
1.     Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
2.     Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to keep the sauce at a low, steady simmer for 45 minutes.
3.     Stir occasionally, crushing the tomatoes as you go along with a potato masher or large fork.
4.     Remove from the heat and discard the onion. Sauce will thicken as it cools.


Patti on July 27, 2011 at 4:39 PM said...

Sounds so yummy! It would be great to take to a party. (I popped over from A Beach Cottage.)

Simple Girl on July 27, 2011 at 11:48 PM said...

This looks like a fun, hands on meal!

Yadira on July 28, 2011 at 2:19 AM said...

I will definitely try this. Looks yummy!

By the way...
I found your blog through Someday Crafts.

Patricia on July 28, 2011 at 6:29 AM said...

Looks delicious. Kids will love it.

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Nicole@Thrifty Decorating on July 28, 2011 at 8:07 AM said...

Yum! I love this idea! I'm going to pin it and put it on my FB page today! Thanks so much for linking to Thrifty Thursday! :)

Just Jaime on July 28, 2011 at 10:06 AM said...

These look tasty!

Noelle on July 28, 2011 at 12:57 PM said...

Yeah, this looks like heaven. Thank you for sharing!

Our Italian Kitchen on July 28, 2011 at 1:03 PM said...

These look great! My family is going to fight over this! Thanks for sharing!

The Hansens on July 28, 2011 at 4:47 PM said...

I'm already hungry and this isn't helping. Now I want pizza! :) Delicious. Thanks for linking up to Tasty Thursdays.

Tim on July 28, 2011 at 7:58 PM said...

What a fantastic idea. Looks so delicious. Come over and visit us. We have a really easy delicious sorbet recipe today.

Jill on July 31, 2011 at 5:58 AM said...

Oh yum! That looks so yummy!

Thanks for linking to the Creating Success Worldwide blog hop!! I'm following you now and hope you'll come back again next week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Christina on July 31, 2011 at 2:36 PM said...

Oh my word...this looks SO GOOD! I bet my husband would love this...and I would too :)

Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"!

Miz Helen on August 2, 2011 at 10:15 AM said...

Hi Denise,
What a great Pizza Treat. This is a great recipe that I look forward to trying. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you again real soon. Hope you are having a great week!
Miz Helen

Roz from 'la bella vita' on August 2, 2011 at 8:12 PM said...

this sounds incredibly good! pepperoni pizza as a pull apart bread....what a great idea!

sheryl on August 2, 2011 at 8:44 PM said...

Thank You So MUCH for joining me last week for Cast Party Wednesday. I hope you will come back tomorrow and share more of your recipes with us.
I hope to see you there!



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