Combining the flavors of a freshly baked, homemade loaf of bread and a slice of pizza, our recipe for Garlic Herb Pepperoni Bread is perfect for an afternoon snack or as an accompaniment to an Italian pasta dinner. It takes less than 2 hours from start to finish.
This bread is loaded with all kinds of flavor. It has the tastes of savory pepperoni, basil, garlic, and onion. It also features two different kinds of cheese.
This bread is perfect to serve alongside a pan of lasagna or a plate of spaghetti. For many yeast breads, you have to allow several hours for the bread to rise. However, this bread is different.
Garlic Herb Pepperoni Bread Recipe
- Electric Mixer
- Dough Hook
- Floured Counter Top
- Loaf Pan
- Large bowl
- Dish Towel
- Wire Rack to cool the loaf
- 1 package yeast
- 1 cup warm water
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 3 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/4 cup pepperoni slices, chopped
- 1 tbsp melted butter
- Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray or grease it well with a paper towel dipped in cooking oil.
- In a large bowl or in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook, stir together the water, the sugar, and the yeast. Allow this to sit in a warm place for about 10 to 15 minutes.
- When the time has passed, the mixture of yeast and water should be bubbly and starting to foam. Add the olive oil, flour, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and basil to the mixture. Stir this together and then add the mozzarella, Parmesan and pepperoni slices.
- Turn on the mixer and allow the dough to be kneaded for about 5 to 10 minutes or until the bread dough is smooth and elastic. It should pull away from the sides of the pan and be in a tidy ball. If your dough does not pull away from the sides of the bowl, add a bit of extra flour, a little at a time until it does.If you are kneading by hand, add enough flour to the mixture, stirring well after you add it, to make it begin to pull away from the sides of the bowl. Turn the dough out on to a lightly floured surface. Knead the dough for 5 to 10 minutes, turning and rolling it until it is a smooth, elastic ball.If you are using an electric mixer, take the dough out of the bowl and place it on a lightly floured surface.
- Squash the ball of bread dough into a flat oval, pressing it with your hands.
- Roll the dough up from the short side of the oval into a log. With the seam side down and tucking the ends underneath the loaf, place the dough in the pan.
- Cover the loaf with a clean dish towel and let it rise for about 45 minutes to an hour. It should be doubled in size. While the loaf is rising, turn your oven on to 350 degrees.
- When the loaf is doubled in size, remove the tea towel and bake the loaf in the oven for 30 minutes or until it is lightly browned. The fully baked loaf should sound hollow when you tap on it.
- Immediately turn the loaf out onto a wire rack to cool. Brush the outside of the bread with the melted butter. Let the loaf cool for at least 15 to 20 minutes before you try to cut it with a serrated knife. Slice the loaf of bread into 8 to 10 slices.
- Serve your Garlic Herb Pepperoni Bread at room temperature or warm. To store the loaf, wrap it tightly in aluminum foil and store it in the refrigerator. To reheat the bread, wrap it in aluminum foil and put it in an oven heated to 350 degrees for about 15 minutes. Eat your bread within 3 to 5 days.
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