Thick and chewy pizza bread made with homemade pizza dough and all your favourite toppings!
So I think we have established that we all like pizza right? And now that you have all mastered the homemade pizza dough let's do something with it and turn it into pizza bread!
As much as I love a good thin crusted piece of pizza, sometimes those floppy, cheesy slices are just not appropriate for the situation. Mainly when the situation involves Josh driving his truck and eating lunch on the go. For situations like this, we use pizza bread!
The only real difference between regular pizza and pizza bread is that the base is twice as thick. The quantity of pizza dough that this recipe makes would make either 3 or 4 pizzas, but only makes 2 pizza breads. This makes it much more doughy and is sort of like focaccia topped with pizza toppings. In other words, it's easier to hold, and easier to eat. And trust me, if you're a farmer/truck driver, the speed at which you can get food to your mouth is pretty essential. Even better, pizza bread has been given the official farmer friendly food rating! I've soooo got this wife thing sorted.
Since I'm sure you guys are all super excited about my homemade pizza dough and are just hanging out for a reason to make it, here it is. Once you've made the pizza dough it's a simple matter of stretching it out to fit a rectangle baking dish and covering it with your favourite toppings!
The dough recipe makes enough for 2 pizza breads. I made them in the glass baking dish that I would usually use for a lasagne - it is 30cm x 22cm and 5cm deep.
I made a quick cheat pizza sauce using tomato paste & mixed herbs, but if you're feeling fancy I would go ahead and make this homemade pizza sauce. But you know, it's Friday so if you wanna go ahead and open a jar of sauce, there will be no judgement. Then salami, peppers, mushrooms & cheese, in a hot oven for 30 minutes and the pizza bread is served!
Pizza bread is perfect for picnic lunches or a quick dinner. You can even make it, slice it up and individually freeze the slices. Perfect for grab and go weekday lunches that can defrost in your lunchbox!
- 1 quantity pizza dough (see recipe note 1)
- ½ cup tomato paste
- 1 teaspoon dried mixed herbs
- 1 cup salami/pepperoni
- 1 cup chopped mushroom
- 1 sliced red pepper
- 1 cup grated cheese
- Split the pizza dough into 2 pieces and stretch them out into rectangles.
- Place the dough in 2 rectangle baking dishes and stretch it out to the sides.
- In a small bowl, combine the tomato paste with the mixed herbs. Spread half the tomato paste mixture on each base.
- Top with salami, mushrooms, peppers and cheese.
- Bake at 200 degrees C for 25-30 minutes until the cheese is melted and golden brown.
- Slice and serve immediately.