Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Cheesy Sausage Bread

What to do when you have some dough left over from making about 200 zeppoles? Make cheesy sausage bread, of course!  It's easy and a great snack for these chilly fall nights when you’re watching your favorite television show.  It’s even better if you have some leftover gravy to dunk it in.  —Lisa

For this bread I had about 3 pounds of dough that I let sit a few hours and rise so it doubled in size. Remember to let the dough rise in a bowl covered loosely with a damp towel so it doesn’t dry out while sitting. 

In addition to the pizza dough you’ll need:
8 hot sausages
1 lb packaged mozzarella, diced
1 egg, beaten

Parboil the sausage and cut into small pieces. Then fry in a little bit of olive oil until cooked thoroughly.

Cover a large surface with flour and roll out the dough so it’s the size of a large cookie pan. Spray the cookie pan with non-stick cooking spray. After the dough is rolled out and thin (but not so thin that it will tear) add the cheese and then add the sausage so that it covers all but a one-inch border around the dough.  From the short end, roll the dough up and seal the ends. Brush the beaten egg onto the top of dough.

Cook at 350 degrees for about 75 minutes until the top of the bread is lightly browned. Let cool before slicing and serving.

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