Bread, glorious bread! You may not be excited but any time I get homemade bread to turn out as great as this I am one happy guy! It probably (ok, not probably) helped a lot that the dough for this garlic herb pepperoni bread was made in a bread machine making it about as foolproof as you can get. I need foolproof when it comes to bread. And oh, the aroma as the dough came together and then later baked! The entire house smelled soooooo good!
The right combination of Italian flavors, garlic herb pepperoni bread also has the perfect texture, color, crust, flavor… you name it. I thought about adding more chopped pepperoni, but I think I was right in not doing that. You want every bite to be filled with all of the flavors and not over-powered by just one.
I’d make this again in a heartbeat!
- 1 cup warm water
- 1/4 cup light olive oil, plus more for oiling your bread pan
- 3 cups bread flour
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon minced dried onion
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/4 cup pepperoni slices, chopped
- 2 teaspoons bread machine yeast
- All-purpose flour
- Place ingredients into your bread machine in the order listed.
- Select the dough cycle and let the machine do its job.
- Lightly flour a work surface and add the dough. Punch down to flatten.
- Use a rolling pin to shape the dough into a rectangle the width of your bread pan. Lightly oil the bread pan.
- Roll the dough up into a tight log. Seal the seam and ends tightly and transfer to your bread pan.
- Cover loosely with plastic wrap and place in a warm place to rise, doubling in size, about one hour.
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- Bake bread for 30 minutes or until the bread has a nice crust on it.
- Remove to a wire rack to cook slightly before slicing and serving.