My oldest suggested I run a series on feeding hungry boys. Great idea! So, here’s the first of more to come.
If there’s one thing that’s sure to please the home crowd, it’s a loaf or two of pizza bread. I don’t make it often, although I probably should. If you are already in the routine of making bread or pizza dough this is a simple and satisfying variation. You can add a large salad and declare it a meal or simply bake it for an afternoon snack if you’ve got a perpetually hungry crowd.
Just use a favorite recipe for homemade bread and before you shape it into a loaf – press it out into a rectangle, sprinkle it with cheese and pepperoni (or whatever you like) and then roll it into your loaf.
I tend to roll it into a long narrow loaf. Before topping, you can also cut the dough into smaller personal size loaves to tuck into a lunch box or a backpack. Be sure to pinch the seams closed, so you don’t lose all the pizza goodness. Then set the loaf aside and cover to let it rise for about 45 minutes. I sometimes skip this second rise if my crowd is pacing. It still turns out super.
If you are not a bread baker then you can pick up a roll of bread dough in the refrigerator or freezer section at the grocery store. Shape as noted and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
I made two loaves today and when they came out of the oven long and golden with cheese bubbling from the seams I thought I would snap a picture to share with you. But I had to go upstairs to get my camera and when I came back just a couple of minutes later this is what I found.
Oh, well I’ll just have to make some more another day and try to get a picture for you then.
In the meantime, enjoy your day. May you be blessed in the most unexpected way. And above all may you be a blessing to others.
If you need more information – bread recipe, quantities, etc. just post your questions and I’ll get back to you. The comments are always open. I would enjoy hearing from you!