Monday, June 10, 2013

Party Pepperoni Bread

These days, I feel pretty good about the variety of delicious meals that I am able to put on the table for my family.  Where I often feel as though I fall short is when I am entertaining or if I am asked to bring an appetizer to a party.  Sure, I have the old standbys that serve me well: taco dip, buffalo chicken dip, crab dip.  But, sometimes, the occasion calls for something a bit different.  Or maybe I just like a lot of variety.

That is when Gooseberry Patch's Game-Day Fan Fare comes in.  This book offers great ideas to use when planning appetizers, meals, or even desserts for a crowd.  I have made the Black Bean Salsa, which made a hefty amount (I split it and used it at two separate functions) and was super easy, and the Bubbly Tomato Bread, which took a bit more effort but was absolutely delicious, and this Party Pepperoni Bread.  Let's just say that this bread will definitely be making many, many more appearances at get-togethers that I attend or host.  When I took it to my Uncle's house for a Memorial Day party, it was met with rave reviews; I didn't even get a chance to set down the platter before it was half gone.

This giveaway has ended.  Congrats to our winner!

  • 1/2 tsp shortening
  • 1 lb loaf frozen bread dough
  • 3/4 tsp dried parsley
  • 3/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 4 oz pkg sliced pepperoni
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  1. Spread shortening over frozen bread dough.  Let dough thaw and rise according to package directions.
  2. Press dough onto a lightly greased 15" x 10" jelly-roll pan.  Sprinkle herbs over dough.  Top with pepperoni slices, leaving a 1/4 inch border around the edge; sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
  3. Roll up dough, starting at long edge; pinch seams together to seal.  Place seam-side down on a lightly greased baking sheet.  Poke multiple holes in bread with a knife tip to vent.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes, until golden.  Let stand 5 minutes before slicing.

Difficulty: easy
Time: there is the time to let the dough thaw and rise (about 7 hours for mine), so you have to plan ahead, but the actual time to make it is about 10 minutes prep and 20-25 minutes baking.
Source:  Gooseberry Patch's Game-Day Fan Fare, copyright 2012

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  1. I can't wait!!!! I hope I win!

  2. I would love to win this!

  3. would be nice to win this I just love to cook

  4. A great idea for a new cookbook!

  5. always looking for great easy recipes

  6. Looks like a book I would use a lot.

  7. Looks like an AWESOME 'lil book with lots of BIG time yummy recipes!

  8. want, want, want!!! Love game day food!!

  9. I have been a fan of Gooseberry Patch even before Facebook, I ordered items from your Co...Love it..Like and shared...Would love to win this cook book. as it seems to be loaded with an awful lot of great recipes. I'm sure there are a lot of recipes in the book that I would make. Thanks for the chance of possibly winning this giveaway.

  10. Love you recipes!!

  11. I have been a fan before you all came on facebook. I just love your cookbooks

  12. Yum! I love the few Gooseberry Patch books I have. This would be a great one.

  13. This book looks GREAT!! Always up for more recipes!

  14. A great cookbook to add to my Gooseberry Patch collection!

  15. I'm not on Twitter, but I am on Facebook and would love to win this.

  16. I love the Gooseberry Patch recipe books!