Saturday, January 5, 2013

Bloomin' Pizza Bread

For me, New Year's Eve is all about appetizer foods, and that's exactly what we had.  Lots of yummy appetizers.  This recipe had been on my list for a long time, and I am excited I finally got to try it! It was  so good, and my 4 year old couldn't get enough.  He was excited when he woke up the next morning and told me he was going to be eating it for lunch that day as well.  Now I am excited to try some variations on this bread...stay tuned! 

Bloomin' Pizza Bread

1 unsliced round loaf sourdough bread
12-16 ounces mozzarella or Provolone cheese, thinly sliced
1 (3.5 ounce) package pepperoni, halved
3 Tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasonings
2 Tablespoons Parmesan cheese
pizza/marinara sauce for dipping

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cut the bread lengthwise and widthwise without cutting through the bottom crust. This can be a little tricky going the second way but the bread is very forgiving.

Place bread on a foil-lined baking sheet and insert cheese slices and pepperoni between cuts. Combine butter, garlic powder, and Italian seasonings. Drizzle or brush over bread with a pastry brush. Sprinkle bread with Parmesan cheese.

Wrap bread completely in foil and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Unwrap the bread and bake 10 more minutes, or until cheese is melted and pepperoni is a little crispy.

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