Just like its name implies, this yeast bread is a 'pizza' all wrapped up in bread dough, flavored with Italian spices, pizza sauce and loaded with pizza toppings.
1 (0.25-ounce) packet active dry yeast, or 2 1/4 teaspoons
3 tablespoons warm water
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
3 cups all-purpose or bread flour
1/2 cup chopped pepperoni
1/4 pound Italian sausage, cooked
1/2 cup sliced black olives
1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 large egg
1 cup pizza sauce
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon fennel seed
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
- Dissolve yeast in warm water.
- In a bowl, combine sugar, flour, chopped pepperoni, cooked Italian sausage, sliced black olives, shredded mozzarella cheese, grated Parmesan cheese, egg, pizza sauce, olive oil, fennel seed, pepper, and oregano. Stir in the yeast mixture and knead to form a soft dough. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to coat, cover, and allow to rise until doubled; about 1 1/2 hours.
- Punch down; form in a greased loaf pan, and allow to rise again; about 1 hour.
- Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the top is browned.
Makes 1 loaf.