Friday, April 22, 2011
My mother in law is one amazing cook. I had a lot to live up to when I married Matt. Luckily, she is not stingy with her recipes, and has given me quite the arsenal of "Matt's favorites" so I can cook them myself. She makes this thing called "pepperoni bread" that's basically a pizza, all rolled up like a cinnamon roll. YUM. I used her idea, but my own bread recipe and filling ideas.
3 cups AP flour
1/2 t salt
1 1/2 t dry active yeast
1 cup water
2 T olive oil
Place all ingredients in your bread machine and use "dough" setting. When finished, roll it out to a large rectangle (like you're going to make cinnamon rolls). Top it with the following:
Mix the following:
Lots of yummy cheese (mozzarella, provolone, and/or colby jack)
Lots of yummy meats (pepperoni and/or salami)
Optional: bell pepper, tomatoes, tomato sauce, artichokes, olives
Spread filling mixture on the dough rectangle. Roll it up, fold over the ends, and place it on a cookie sheet or baking stone. Cut a few slits in the top. Brush with egg wash (just break up an egg with a fork) and dried basil or oregano. Bake @ 400 for 45 minutes or until the crust is nice and golden brown.
Of course I had to turn it into a dessert too:
Use the same dough recipe.
In a saute pan, mix the following until the sauce becomes bubbly and the apples soft.
1 1/2 cups apples, chopped
2 Tablespoons butter
1/4 cup brown sugar
Follow the same directions as above for a yummy dessert!