Pizza Pull-Apart Bread
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Serves: 20 pieces
 
Ingredients
For the Bread:
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 3 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 2 eggs, beaten
For the Filling:
  • ¼ pound part-skim mozzarella, shredded
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 10-20 pieces of salami
For the Topping:
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2-3 teaspoons fresh parsley, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • Cooking spray
Instructions
  1. In a small sauce pan, heat butter, skim milk, sugar, and salt over low heat until the butter is melted. Let the mixture cool until it reached 110-115 degrees.
  2. Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl of a stand mixer. Add in all-purpose flour, active dry yeast, and beaten eggs. Mix the dough together until a smooth, sticky ball formed. Add in some additional flour if the dough is too sticky to form a dough ball.
  3. When the dough ball came together, remove it from the bowl, spray the bowl with cooking spray, then popped the dough back into the bowl. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and a tea towel, then set it in a warm place to rise for 90 minutes.
  4. With about 10 minutes before the first rise was over, make the filling. In a small bowl, combine cheese, oregano, and red pepper flakes. Set it aside until dough has risen.
  5. To make the loaves, punch down the dough, cut it in half, and lay one half on a floured surface. Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough to about a quarter-inch thick. Using the top of a mason jar, cut out ten circles from the dough. Place a piece (or two, overlapping) of salami in the middle of the dough circle, sprinkle over some cheese mixture, fold it in half, and set it fold side down in the middle of a greased loaf pan. Repeat with the other nine circles. When that loaf pan had ten folded circles, cover the pan with a sheet of greased plastic wrap and repeated the whole process with the other half of the dough.
  6. Let the dough rise for another 90 minutes.
  7. Make the topping - combine olive oil, garlic, parsley, and salt. Stir to combine and set aside.
  8. Pop the loaf pans into a preheated 350 degree oven and bake for 25-30 minutes until golden brown, brushing the topping over the top of the loaf with about five minutes prior to it being done. Turn the loaf out of the pan and enjoy warm!
Notes
Note: You can use whatever pizza toppings you like here - you can even alternate ingredients in the loaf!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 slice Calories: 171 calories Fat: 6gm Saturated fat: 3gm Carbohydrates: 22gm Sodium: 187mg Fiber: 1gm Protein: 6gm Cholesterol: 31mg
Recipe by Simply A (RD) Foodie at https://simplyrdfoodie.com/pizza-pull-apart-bread/