Pizza Batter Bread and a Challenge

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This Pizza Batter Bread features chopped pepperoni and is a great addition to a pasta meal like spaghetti or lasagna. This yeast bread has several steps but it’s definitely worth the effort.

I participated in Ott,A’s Iron Chef Challenge (BTW…I won her milk challenge!) and the sponsor was King Arthur Flour.

I chose King Arthur’s Unbleached Bread Flour so I could test my bread-making skills! It’s been years since I’ve done any serious yeast baking. When doing a bit of research on what King Arthur flour I wanted to use, I found out that the higher the protein level in the flour, the stronger the rise…King Arthur bread flour has a higher protein level than most brands. Check out more nutritional information about the flour here.

I decided to mix up a loaf of Pizza Batter Bread from the local extension homemaker cookbook. This cookbook features recipes from local women and 4-H members and I have had great luck with the recipes I’ve made before. This one was no exception, two thumbs up from the family.
Here are the ingredients…
I didn’t snap many photos of the dough in process…but I did get this one of the dry ingredients…flour, spices and yeast. The next photo is the “soft dough” before I set it in a warm place to rise. Once it doubled in size, I stirred it and placed it in a bread pan to double in size again before baking.

How to Make Pepperoni Pizza Bread

Combine flour, yeast, oregano and garlic powder. In saucepan, heat water, butter, sugar and salt just until water is warm, stirring to melt butter. Add to dry mixture in mixing bowl. Beat at low speed for 30 seconds, scraping sides of bowl constantly. Beat at high speed for 3 minutes. By hand, stir in pepperoni and enough remaining flour to make a moderately soft dough. Cover, let rise in warm place until double. Stir dough down. Spread evenly in greased bread pan. Let rise until double, about 30 minutes. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes. Remove from pan: cool on rack. Makes 1 loaf.

Full recipe is below.

Pasta Dishes to Serve with Pizza Bread

Pizza Batter Bread

This Pizza Batter Bread features chopped pepperoni and is a great addition to a pasta meal like spaghetti or lasagna. This yeast bread has several steps but it's definitely worth the effort.
Prep Time2 hrs
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time2 hrs 40 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pepperoni pizza bread, pizza batter bread
Servings: 8
Author: Megan

Ingredients

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 package yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano or Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped pepperoni

Instructions

  • In mixing bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups of flour, yeast, oregano and garlic powder.
  • In saucepan, heat water, butter, sugar and salt just until water is warm, stirring to melt butter. Add to dry ingredients mixture in mixing bowl. Beat at low speed for 1/2 minute, scraping sides of bowl constantly. Beat at high speed for 3 minutes.
  • By hand, stir in pepperoni and enough remaining flour to make a moderately soft dough.
  • Cover, let rise in warm place until double, 45 to 60 minutes.
  • Stir dough down. Spread evenly in greased 9 x 5 x 3-inch pan. Let rise until double, about 30 minutes.
  • Bake in 375 degree F oven for 35 to 40 minutes. Remove from pan: cool on rack.
  • Makes 1 loaf.
King Arthur provided me with a coupon for a free sack of flour. But the opinions and thoughts expressed in this post are all mine, of course!

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