Antipasto Bread

"I LOVE making this!! It can be a wonderful lunch or an appetizer! :)Great to take to picnics and the beach! :)"
photo by Julie Bs Hive photo by Julie Bs Hive
photo by Julie Bs Hive
Ready In:
1hr 10mins
2 loaves




  • Core and seed peppers and cut lengthwise into 1/4" strips.
  • Heat oil in large skillet, add peppers, and saute over medium heat til just tender.
  • Drain on papertowels.
  • Line baking sheets with foil.
  • On lightly floured surface, roll out one loaf bread dough into a 14" x 8" rectangle.
  • (Dough shrinks, so let it relax and re-roll til it stays in shape.).
  • Brush dough with beaten egg.
  • Using half of the cheese and half of the salami, layer on cheese first, then salami, leaving a slight edge of dough all the way around.
  • Sprinkle with half of the black olives.
  • Place half of the peppers down along long edge, not all over.
  • Sprinkle whole top lightly with oregano.
  • Stretch long edge over the peppers, and continue rolling securely, jellyroll-style.
  • Pinch/seal edge and ends.
  • Place bread diagonally on baking sheet.
  • Repeat all with second loaf.
  • Cover loaves loosely with a lightly damp cloth towel and let rise in warm place for 30-45 minutes.
  • Heat oven to 350.
  • Brush loaves with egg.
  • Make 6-7 slashes on top of each loaf.
  • Sprinkle with poppy seeds.
  • Bake 25-30 minutes.
  • Serve warm or cold.

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  1. Very good but basically stromboli in a bread crust. I make using pizza dough no second rising needed
  2. Another great one Wildflour! This was super easy to make, tasty and nice presentation too. Filling possibilites are endless, a thought I had was to add small pieces of artichoke heart. With 2 loaves it makes a lot so the recipe could easily be halved. I served at a party with appetizers but my family really enjoyed eating the leftovers for lunch. Once piece of advice I would note is not to roll the dough too thin, I did and had a few spots the the fillings "leaked" out the sides while baking. The egg wash on the outside with the poppy seeds gives it that extra special look.
  3. Super recipe! It was devoured before I had a chance to take a picture. Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe! :)
  4. What a great tasting loaf! My supermarket's bakery used to make something like this years ago then abruptly stopped. I'm so glad I found this recipe, now I can make it as often as I wish. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. Made for ZWT4 Greek Photo Challenge.
  5. ZWT4: This was outstanding! I made it for an appy party and it went over great with everyone - not a crumb left!


  1. Added more filling some thinly sliced onion. Some cappacola ham. pepperoni .


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