I like making pizza and we all love eating it (homemade is always the best!). The problem is that I get bored if I make the same thing too often. I tend to find a recipe that suits me both ingredient, time and taste wise and then use it over and over. So although I have made many different kids of pizzas, I always use the same recipe for the base. That is why I was so happy to find this pizza bread recipe… pizza with a twist!
I found this recipe on A Year of Yeast, and then adapted the ingredients slightly according to what I already had in the house.
The great thing about this recipe is that you just let the yeast sit in the warm water for a few minutes; mix in the other bread ingredients with a wooden spoon till they just come together; then add the topping ingredients and let it raise. The toppings I had on hand were: mushrooms, pepperoni, and ham (my son is not a vegetable fan so I didn’t add peppers, onions, or anything like that).
Here I didn’t have Parmesan so I skipped that. I also didn’t have time to let it rise for 2 hours so I just let it sit for 1. Rolled out the sticky dough with a bit of flour on the counter and my hands, put 1 1/2 cups of grated mozzarella in the middle, rolled it up and let it rise while the oven heated up. I followed the cooking time of 30 mins in the oven at 225 degrees C. (I always just approximate the temperature when it is written in degrees F.)
When I added the olive oil before baking the bread for the last 3 minutes it turned a shade darker than I expected it would, so I think I would cover the loaf with tinfoil a little earlier on in the baking process.
All in all it was an easy yummy loaf of bread which we all enjoyed!