Thursday, November 18, 2010

If I had a Specialty . . .

This would be it.  Without a doubt, Pizza Bread is THE most requested meal in the Cookin' in Heels house (or apartment, as the case may be).  The BF requests it all the time, for himself, for guests, for Arnie.

But alas, that too-large-for-her-mouth tongue is not made for pizza bread, so Arnie goes without.  Not only is this recipe easy, it's quick and can be filled with whatever you like (my favorites:  spinach and pepperoni).

First, take out a loaf of frozen white bread dough, the morning of the day you plan on making the pizza bread, and let it rise.  I put mine in the oven to escape the Florida humidity.

When you're ready to begin, beat one egg with parmesan cheese until it makes a rather thick paste.  After your bread has risen all day, cut it in half and roll one half out on a floured board.  Spread the rolled-out half of dough with half of your egg mixture, then sprinkle with garlic powder, red pepper, and oregano.

Then, throw on a layer of pepperoni (and, usually, spinach, but I was out), and a nice helping of mozzarella cheese.

Then roll the dough up like a jelly roll, tucking the ends under.

Repeat the process with the other half of your dough and egg mixture.  Then bake the two on a baking stone or cookie sheet, at 375, for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown (and, usually, oozing cheese).

Slice the loaves up (I like to do it on a diagonal because I am VERY fancy) and serve the slices with a side of heated, store-bought pizza sauce, for dipping.

It's not the prettiest final product in the world, but judging by the reaction I get from the people for whom I make this recipe, its deliciousness makes up for it!

For the record, I think these are THE UGLIEST SHOES EVER.

Ugg via Nordstrom

However, my upcoming trip to Minnesota, where it is NOT SUPPOSED TO REACH 30 DEGREES during my stay, has me thinking of warm things.  And while heinous, I do hear Ugg makes an awfully warm boot.  Credit where credit is due, I guess?


  1. That picture of Arnie is hysterical!! I haven't made pizza bread in looks delicious and I love your additions to the recipe!
    Love you,

  2. Looks good! I could seriously eat pizza everyday! Cheese and bread...doesn't get better than that : )