27 December 2007

Pepperoni Bread

New Year's Eve coming up and an appetizer is needed. Super Bowl party on the horizon? Something simple to bring or have on hand is pepperoni bread. If you are so inclined, you can make your own dough, but this is just as good using frozen bread dough. Allow it to thaw overnight in the refrigerator and it will be ready for baking the next day.

The amount of dough I have listed is the size my store carried. It contained 5 loaves that equaled approximately 2 pounds in total. So I ended up with 5 loaves of pepperoni bread. If your store carries differing sizes, use your judgement on the amounts of pepperoni, garlic powder and cheese. You don't want so much that the filling oozes out while baking, but you want enough so that people get a bit of each in every slice. You can brush the top with egg wash, but it isn't needed. I don't. You can also use regular pepperoni and substitute whatever cheese(s) you wish. For that matter, you could use salami or any other pre-cooked meat you choose.

2 pounds frozen bread dough
10 ounces turkey pepperoni, slices
8 ounces italian cheese blend, shredded
2 teaspoons garlic powder

1. Roll out or flatten loaves of bread.

2. Sprinkle a little of the garlic powder across the flattened dough.

3. Sprinkle some of the cheese on the dough, leaving about a 1/2" on each end and side.

4. Place slices of pepperoni on top of the cheese.

5. Now roll the bread, lengthwise. You can either roll so you have a pinwheel or bring one side of the dough to the middle and then the other side, then seal.

6. Now seal the ends.

7. Spray cookie sheet with non-stick spray. Place dough, seam side down on sheet tray. Spray the top of the dough with non-stick spray. Place plastic wrap over and let sit for 30 minutes.

8. Bake in a preheated 350F oven for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.

9. Allow to cool before slicing.

202 kcal

% Calories from Fat: 30
% Calories from Carbs: 46
% Calories from Protein: 24
Total Fat (g): 7
Saturated Fat (g): 2
Monounsaturated Fat (g): 0
Polyunsaturated Fat (g): trace
Cholesterol (mg): 27
Sodium (mg): 615
Potassium (mg): 3
Total Carbohydrates (g): 22
Dietary Fiber (g): 2
Protein (g): 12
Calcium (mg): 81
Iron (mg): trace
Zinc (mg): trace
Vitamin C (mg): trace
Vitamin A (IU): 128
Vitamin A (RE): 0
Vitamin B6 (mg): trace
Vitamin B12 (mcg): 0
Thiamin (mg): trace
Riboflavin (mg): trace
Folacin (mcg): trace
Niacin (mg): trace

Food Exchanges:
Starch/Bread: 0
Lean Meat: 0
Vegetable: 0
Fruit: 0
Non-Fat Milk: 0
Fat: 0
Other Carbs: 0

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