Ingrients & Directions

1 lb Commercial bread dough;
-divided into four 4 ounce
Olive oil
—stuffing possibilities
-for each bread—
2 oz Melting cheese; like
-mozzarella for kids, goat’s
-or fontina for adults, plus
1 oz Sliced prosciutto or smoked
—seasonings for cheese—
Hot peppers
Sliced pimentos
Anchovy fillets
Scallions or cooked onions
Sliced black olives
Snipped fresh basil or
Dab of pesto or black olive
Sundried tomatoes or
-anything you can think of

As best you can, coax each piece of bread into a diameter which is 1/2inch
thick. Cut or grate the cheese of choice into manageable pieces and scatter
them on half of the dough, leaving an inch of the outside edge blank. Top
with ham and/or seasonings of choice and drizzle 1 teaspoon of olive oil on
the filling. Fold unfilled half of the bread over to cover the filling and
press all around the edges to seal. Sprinkle some drops of olive oil on
dough and, with your fingers, spread the oil over the entire top surface of
the dough. Set individual stuffed breads on a lightly oiled or nonstick
baking pan. Let the breads rise, uncovered, for 45 minutes or until

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees and bake for about 20 minutes (if fillings
ooze out a bit, don’t worry). Cool the breads on a wire rack until lukewarm
or room temperature. Serve with a crisp green salad.

Yield: 4 servings

4 Servings