Monday, March 22, 2010
Pepperoni Pizza Twist
I found this recipe on DiscountQueens with pictures. This is a recipe that I have also received from Marne in the past. It is easy to make and the kids love it!
1 pkg(3.5 oz) pepperoni slices
1 can(3.25 oz)pitted ripe olives-drained and chopped
2 Tbsp snipped fresh parsley
1/2 cup(2 oz)shredded mozzarella cheese
2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
1 garlic glove, pressed
2 packages(11 oz each)refrigerated french bread dough (or make your own dough, less $$)
1 tsp Italian seasoning
2 Tbsp grated fresh Parmesan cheese
1 can pizza sauce, warmed(optional)
Preheat oven to 375'F. Dice pepperoni. Chop olives. Snip parsley. Combine pepperoni, olives, parsley, mozzarella cheese, flour and garlic. Mix well.
Place bread dough, seam sides up, on cutting board. Using serrated bread knife, slice each loaf lengthwise, end to end, cutting halfway through the center of loaf; spread open flat. Roll dough crosswise to a 4-inch width, creating a well down center of each loaf.
Spoon half of the pepperoni mixture down center of each loaf. Gather up edges over filling, pinching firmly to seal. Place loaves, seam side down, in an x pattern on a greased cookie sheet. Crisscross ends of dough to form a lg figure "8", keeping ends of dough 1 inch from edge of cookie sheet and leaving two 1 1/2 inch openings in center of twist.
Separate egg and discard yolk. Beat egg white with Italian seasoning, lightly brush over dough. Cut a 3-inch slit in each of the top sections of twist to reveal filling.
Grate Parmesan cheese over loaf. Bake 30-32 min's or until a deep, golden brown. Remove from oven and cool 10 min's. Cut into 16 slices. Serve with warm pizza sauce, if desired.
The authors tips: I bought Winco's pizza dough for $1.50 and split it in half to make my loaves. If you made your own dough you could save even more.)
Instead of fresh parsley I used dried and I used garlic powder instead of pressed. I also lightly brushed water on dough and then sprinkled on Italian seasoning and cheese instead of using an egg.
You could also substitute what ever toppings you might have on hand. Ham and pineapple for example. I know both of these have been really cheap with coupons in the last little while.