Total Time
40mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

I got this DELICIOUS recipe from my boss at work. We are always doing carry-in's here, and this one is requested always. I made it once for a family dinner, and know everyone asks "Are you bringing that yummy bread?". A friend tried this recipe adding in sliced sandwich ham. I don't recommend this as it makes it too salty.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 loaf frozen bread dough (can be found in frozen bread section)
  • 8 slices of sandwich pepperoni
  • 4 slices hard salami
  • 4 slices of sandwich size provolone cheese
  • 4 slices of sandwich size mozzarella cheese
  • 1 package Good Seasonings Italian salad dressing mix (dry)
  • 12 cup butter or 12 cup margarine

Directions

  1. Once thawed, allow frozen bread loaf to rise for approx.
  2. 2 hours.
  3. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
  4. Using a pair of kitchen scissors, cut into dough creating an open seem down through the length of the loaf.
  5. Cutting the other direction, cut"shoe string like" incision all the way down on each side.
  6. Stretch these out by pulling on the"shoe strings".
  7. Layer pepperoni, salami, and cheeses in the center of the loaf.
  8. Take"shoe string" from one side, and tie it in a knot with the"shoe string" on the other side.
  9. Do this with all the"shoe strings" all the way down the loaf.
  10. This creates an almost braided look to the bread.
  11. Set aside Melt butter/margarine in the microwave.
  12. Once melted, mix the Good Seasons italian mix in with the butter with a wisk.
  13. Pour this mixture over the bread.
  14. Bake at 375 degrees for approx 20-25.
  15. Prep time does not include time for bread dough to thaw and rise.

Reviews

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Wow, this was really good! So there would be cheese on both top & bottom of the meat, I layered the provelone slices, then pepperoni, sliced part of a chub of Italian dry salami, then covered with shredded mozzarella. The butter ran over the sides & down into the pan. It sizzled & created a wonderfully crisp bottom crust. I seldom use frozen dough so next time will probably try it with homemade bread dough & probably will use a little less butter. And if it is up to my DH, 'next time' will be soon. :) Thanks for sharing the recipe.

GaylaJ March 13, 2005

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