Entertaining For The Holidays? Here’s What I Make

 

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Here comes the holidays, and this is my secret goodie, this is full proof to serve as an appetizer or to take with you as a hostess gift. Okay so here’s what you do. Go to your favorite grocery store or pizzeria and get some ready-made pizza dough, it’s already weighed out and bagged up for you. Also purchase pepperoni, shredded mozzarella cheese and basil. Put the mound of room temperature dough onto a floured surface and roll it out into a rectangle.

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Now comes the fun part. Layer a bunch of mozzarella cheese, pepperoni and basil leaves on top of the dough, fold in the short ends and then roll it and place it in a greased the pan with the seam side down. Cut some slits in the top and place a few basil leaves on top and pop into the oven at 400 degrees. Baking time 20 to 30 minutes until the loaves are golden brown, you want the dough to be done inside, nothing is worse that eating raw dough.

Take the loaves out and brush with butter, it will sizzle some. Let it sit for a minute or two then slice on the diagonal and serve with a side of mustard, Voila, it’s always a hit!

Happy Holidays! ~ Ann Nyberg