Sunday, 8 March 2009
savoury filled bread (feeds a bunch)
i have a thing for comfort-food. chips. hearty stews. omelettes with ketchup. mac&cheese with bacon. just bacon. bacon with pasta. bacon in a salad with creamy sauce. bacon with a fried egg. it just feeds ya, doesnt it?
so does this savoury filled bread. it's a good thing for parties or a hearty lunch, brunch or dinner or just something really nice to serve when your best friends come over with a box of beer.
the good thing about this one is that you can fill it with pretty much everything that sits in your fridge & you desperately wanna use... leftover cheese... leftover veggies... sundried tomatoes that sat in oil for ages... ham or salami or whatever you got. fill this bread with whatever leftovers you got and it will be a hit with everyone.
1 ready made pizza dough (about 580g, 38x25cm)
1 zucchini, finely cut lenghtwise
3 tablespoons basil pesto
10 slices parma ham
4 hard boiled eggs, peeled
5 sundried tomatoes
250g grated cheese such as gruyere, parmesan etc...
freshly ground pepper
1 bunch of basil, chopped
olive oil, to brush
heat oven to 180 c°.
first grill the zucchini in a splash of oil in a pan & set aside to cool.
roll pizza dogh onto a flat surface and spread with the basil pesto, arrange parma ham leaving a 5cm border on each side. Arrange peeled eggs in a row in the middle, put tomatoes in the small space btw eggs, then top with grilled zucchini and top generously with the grated cheese, season with pepper & top with fresh basil. Roll dough up and form a roll. arrange roll into a circle and make sure you bring both ends together and tuck dough together nicely so the filling doesnt run out while in the oven. brush with olive oil, then bake in the middle of the oven for 35 minutes until dough is light brown & crispy.
PS: make sure you serve when still warm. you want that cheese to be all goey and running through your fingers when you eat it.