When I was growing up, my mother would always make these cheesy, little, pizza-like/ bread thingies for certain holidays and special occasions – New Years and Super Bowl Sunday for instance. For years I thought these things were a ingenious invention carefully crafted by mother, until a friend pointed out to me “Dude, it’s basically just a pepperoni stromboli.” Well that may be, but at least my mother invented the name. Naturally, I was genuinely disappointed to see the name Pepperoni Bread come up as the result of a recent google search and even more shocked to see that other people online had their own recipes. Different recipes.
Whatever it’s origin may or may not be, I’ll always remember this as a simple and wonderful treat I’d have as the holidays came to an close, and we’d have a whole new year to look forward to.
-16 Ounces of shredded mozzarella cheese
-8 Ounces of pepperoni (packaged or sliced)
-15 ounces of dough (Package of Bridgeford Frozen dough works great.)
-Some cooking spray
1. Thaw dough. Lightly coat work area with some flour and begin rolling your dough.
2. Spray large piece of tin foil with non stick spray.
3. Place dough onto tin foil. Begin layering pepperoni onto bread about 2 inches from the edge of the dough, 3 across and overlapping one another until reach the end of the dough. Top with shredded cheese. Leave enough space to fold and seal- about 2 inches from the edge again.
4. Carefully fold dough over itself, sealing in all the pepperoni and cheese inside. Spray top and sides of bread with non stick spray.
5. Set oven to 350 degrees and cook for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown on top.
6. Let stand for 5 to 10 minutes. Cut into strips and serve.