Thursday, June 23, 2016

Mom Hack: Pizza Pull-Apart Bread

Have you ever tried the Rhodes frozen bread dough?  It's AMAZING!! It's delicious baked the traditional way, or you can thaw your way to a yummy shortcut! 
Today, I thawed two loaves to make our easy, kid approved dinner. The first is a chicken and Swiss baked sandwich. It's pretty self-explanatory (and I did a post previously about this customizable meal) but feel free to comment below if you need step-by-step instructions. 
***Disclaimer: I am NOT a seasoned food photographer. You get what you get.  Hopefully, it doesn't look too unappetizing.***

The second dish-- the feature of today's post-- is pizza pull-apart bread. Are you ready for the simple awesomeness of this recipe??  Well, here you go:
- Thaw a loaf of frozen bread using the method of your choice. I didn't plan very far in advance, so I used the speed method. 
- Pregeat your oven to 350. 
- When the dough is nice and fluffy, roll it into ropes and cut it into bite sized pieces. 
- Pour a cup of the tomato sauce of your choice (I use whatever pizza or pasta sauce we have on hand) into a medium mixing bowl and stir the dough pieces in. - Add another cup of sauce to the mix, along with a cup or 2 of your favorite cheese (I used a mozzarella and Parmesan blend) and stir until the dough is well coated. 
- Optional: add cut-up pieces of pepperoni or other pizza toppings and fold in or sprinkle over the top after the dough is in the pan. You can also add extra sauce and/or cheese to you pre-baked creation (can you ever really have too much cheese?). 
- Baking in a tube-shaped pan works best for even cooking, so I used a bunny pan. If you don't have a similar pan, you can set a small oven-proof bowl in the center of whatever baking dish you use, and spoon the dough in around it. 
- Bake for 30 minutes, or until the top is browning and the cheese is bubbly. 
- Remove from oven and let it cool for 5 minutes before serving. 

It's not pretty, but it tastes sooooo gooood! 😊

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