Pepperoni bread has always been one of my absolute favorites. However, around here it’s not that easy to find already made up. So it’s always been a rare treat for us whenever we come across it.
Since I’m still on my cooking high, I decided it was time to just make pepperoni bread on my own. Wow, it turned out absolutely yummy! I think it may have even been better than any store bought version I’ve ever had, not to toot my own horn of course! 🙂 I used sandwich pepperoni from the deli counter because I like the larger slices better but any pepperoni will work well.
Now that we’re only eating homemade pizza and none of the processed, preserved frozen kind, I’ve been making a few batches of pizza dough at a time. That way, there’s always fresh homemade pizza dough ready in the freezer. Just pull dough out of the freezer, let it thaw for a few hours and soon you’ll be enjoying fresh baked pepperoni bread!
your favorite pizza dough
1/4 lb sandwich pepperoni, from the deli counter
1 cup mozzarella cheese
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1. Preheat oven to 400°. Roll out the fresh dough into more of a rectangle shape.
2. Arrange pepperoni on top and sprinkle with cheese.
3. Carefully roll up the dough and place seam side down on baking sheet. Fold each of the ends under.
4. Brush the entire bread loaf with the melted butter. Slice a few vent holes into the top.
5. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Let rest 10 -15 minutes before slicing. Enjoy!!