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Stuffed Pizza Bread

Stuffed Pizza Bread

This stuffed cheesy pizza bread actually came about by accident.  I had doubled a bread recipe by mistake and was faced with 4 of the same loaves when I decided to take the second batch and have fun with it instead.  I doctored up the first loaf with just garlic butter and cheese then built upon that with more filling and more cheese.  This is how my stuffed pizza bread was born.  I love it since it’s not a huge departure from one of my favorite junk foods, pizza.  My pizza recipe is where you’ll also find how to make my favorite pizza sauce.  Part pizza roll, part pizza burrito, it’s compact and portable enough making it perfect for on-the-go or wrapped up as J’s lunch for the day.

Soft and tender dough wraps gooey cheese and your filling of choice.  Today, I went with homegrown organic basil and local bacon.  The dough is simple enough.  It’s unfussy with just a 30 minute rise.  The main thing to keep in mind is to avoid adding too much flour when rolling it out.  I like to work on a silicone mat to make things easier.  You can also double this batch to make two gigantic loaves or portion one into two for smaller ones.  They freeze well and require the basic flour, water and yeast for the dough while the filling calls for anything you’re craving.

Stuffed Pizza Bread
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Serves: 1 stuffed pizza bread

  • Dough!
  • 6 oz unbleached flour
  • ¼ ts fine salt
  • ½ ts sugar
  • 1½ ts instant yeast
  • ½ c warm water {110 degrees}
  • Filling!
  • I went with: whole milk mozzarella, parmigiano-reggiano, pizza sauce + garlic butter, bacon and basil.

  1. In a large bowl, stir flour, salt and sugar together.
  2. In a separate container, stir yeast and water. Allow this to sit for 5-10 minutes.
  3. Stir the liquid yeast into the large flour bowl.
  4. When the dough comes together, knead with your hands for 10 minutes. It will be very sticky.
  5. Cover the bowl and allow it to rest for 30 minutes.
  6. When the dough is ready, turn out onto a well floured surface {a silicone mat works best here}, and flatten out to ¼-1/2″ rough rectangle shape. Add flour as needed but no more than ½ cup.
  7. Leaving a 1-2″ border around the edges, brush on garlic butter, pizza sauce and your filling of choice.
  8. Begin rolling up your pizza. You may brush with more garlic butter on top and sprinkle with more cheese prior to baking, if desired. You can either bake seam side down or use the cheese to keep things together on top.
  9. Bake at 375 for 20-30 minutes.

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