Feeding Hungry Boys: Pizza Bread

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.

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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.

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Seriously.

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!

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