Today’s weather was much different than yesterday’s second blizzard of 2014! In fact it was pretty much the opposite. The snow has stopped, the wind is gone, and looking out the window you have great visibility. The roads are still slick and some are snow covered and packed down with snow either due to drifting or lack of plowing. Hopefully this is the last storm and snow for this winter season. Everyone is looking forward to spring and warm weather. The blizzard brought in bitter cold weather that hopefully will also change into warmer weather – and soon!
I am posting this recipe rather late since I made the pizza loaf for Super Bowl Sunday which ends up being a day where I make food throughout the day and we eat as it is ready. This recipe call for 1 pound of pizza dough. My bread maker turns out a 1.5-pound pizza dough. I decided to make mine a bit longer but the bread was thicker than I would have preferred. It was still really good; but if you go with the 1-pound pizza dough it will be thinner and not so thick. Next time I will make a small pizza with the extra dough! I used some of our favorite ingredients, which unfortunately were not the best photo opportunities since there are so much light colors. But regardless, it was fun to eat!
1 pound pizza dough
1 cup ricotta cheese
2 egg, yolks
1 cup of your favorite cheeses, shredded
1 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp minced basil
1 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp pepper, freshly ground
Sliced pepperoni, sliced ham, or your favorite meat
Mushrooms, fresh and sliced
1/4 to 1/2 cup pepper rings
Sealing the Pizza Loaf
2 eggs, whites
Your favorite pizza sauce
Preheat oven to 350°. On a greased baking sheet, roll out dough into a 15×10-in. rectangle. In a small bowl, combine the pizza filling ingredients. Spread over the dough.
Sprinkle with your favorite pizza ingredients. Roll up, jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; pinch seam to seal and tuck ends under.
Place seam side down; cut slits, brush with egg whites. Do not let rise. Bake 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. Warm the pizza sauce; serve with sliced loaf.