|Tastes as good as it smells|
|Pre-made frozen dough - believe it or not!|
|Left on counter overnight to rise - and it did!|
I used some of Franco's Italian Sausage and some Pesto Monterey Jack and some Sharp Cheddar - cooked the sausage yesterday and had that ready to go in the fridge with the cheese. Then took the 2 of the dough rolls out of the freezer last night and sprayed the loaf pans and the bread tops with oil , covered and left to rise overnight - and look how perfectly risen they are!
|Yes, I'm still in Pj's|
YUMMY! I made us a bit of scrambled eggs to go with - but we had SO much leftover! I quickly texted our dear friends Sarah and Kevin - who have a teenage boy who is good at gobbling up - and in return ended up getting a delightful trade for some fresh cranberry sauce and 2 adorable Apple- Pineapple Guava Pies - now that's a good friendship.
Original recipe for...
2 Frozen bread loaves thawed and allowed to rise in a buttered bread pan (the brand is Bridgford). I also have used Trader Joe's pizza dough or I've made my own pizza dough.
1lb spicy italian sausage (remove from casing and crumble)
1lb mild italian sausage (remove from casing and crumble)
Cook fully, remove from heat and drain off grease
1 to1.5 cups cubed cheddar
1 to 1.5 cups cubed monterey jack
A bunch of parsley chopped
2 eggs beaten
Roll out the dough into an oval. Place the sausage mixture on one half of the dough leaving 1 in at the rim. Fold the dough over the mixture and create a seal (starting at one side twist the dough together to create a pretty edge - or just pull up from the bottom to the top to create a seal). It will look like a big calzone.
Bake on a sheet at 350 oven for 20 minutes, pull out and brush with olive oil and then finish for another 10 minutes or until the bread is nice and brown.