Delivery Cheesy Bread At Home

Delivery Cheesy Bread At HomeIf you like cheesy bread like Dominoes of just about any pizza place offers these days this recipe is for you.  Pizza places offer this because it’s really just a small pizza with nothing but cheese and seasonings on it.  Makes sense for them.  I could be persuaded to bypass the pizza altogether and just eat cheesy bread.  Why don’t they offer a full size version?  Lack of vision.  I’m not so short-sighted.  Delivery Cheesy Bread At Home

I use the same dough recipe that I always use.  I went about adding some seasoning to it, so that your ingredient list looks something like the dough I made in the recent Bacon Egg and Cheese Pizza.  It’s my basic recipe with the addition of some herbs and spices.  That’s a really good start.

Essentially you’re just making a pizza that has no sauce.  Cheese is the “sauce”  and that’s just fine with me.  Mmmmm, cheese.Delivery Cheesy Bread At Home

I just spread the dough out on a cookie sheet, much like I have done in almost any other pizza.  Dust the sheet with some flour and get stretching.  When you’re satisfied with its size you’ll want to give it a little bit of oil.  Not a ton mind you,  but a light brushing of olive oil.  Avoid brushing the edges as they’re going to be getting a further brushing later on in the process.

I’ll generally give this bare oiled shell a bit of seasoning.  Generally a sprinkling of garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper.  You can use whatever you’d like but those seasonings are a good start.  You might want to add oregano, basil, red pepper flake, or anything else that tickles your fancy.Delivery Cheesy Bread At Home

As far as cheese is concerned you’re going to have to wing that a bit.  I had a good amount.  I like cheese.  Probably a few cups all told.  But I made a giant pizza.  I used a combination of cheddar that I grated from a block (some aged stuff,) a bit of the four cheese blend pre-shredded variety you can get in any supermarket, and some special cheese we picked up at the farmer’s market.  This was the kind of cheese that has mold on the outside and has some character to it.  I’ll just say you want a complete and utter full layer of cheese.  I only left the very edges bare.  You can go as heavy or light as you like.  More cheese = better in my book.  That’s just me.Delivery Cheesy Bread At Home

For the very edges all the way around I made some herb butter to paint on.  This gives the outside crust a nice brown and is the way they get all that tasty goodness on the edges of the cheesy bread that gets delivered to your door.  To make the herb butter I melted three tablespoons of butter and added a teaspoon each of oregano, marjoram, bail, garlic powder, and onion powder.  This makes for one very flavorful melted butter mix.  I then painted this along the outside of the pizza – the crust portion that has no cheese on it – all the way around.  Anything left over can be drizzled or painted on top of the cheese portion.  This step is vital.  It MAKES the cheesy bread.  Don’t skip, you won’t be happy.Delivery Cheesy Bread At Home

Into a preheated 400 degree F oven for about 10-13 minutes, depending on the size and thickness of your cheesy layer.  You can cut it into strips, like cheesy bread, or into regular square pizza pieces.  It all tastes the same; which is to say dangerously good.Delivery Cheesy Bread At Home

Save yourself a phone call and make a full size serving tonight!  For a full pizza sized helping of cheesy bread you’ll need the following (cheese amounts are a bit approximate – such is the way with this recipe – you’re going to have to wing it a bit.)Delivery Cheesy Bread At Home

Dough Recipe – original recipe here.

  • 3 Cups AP Flour
  • 1 Cup Hot (120-130 Degrees F) Water
  • 1 Packet or 2 1/4 Teaspoons Yeast
  • A Pinch of Sugar
  • 3/4 Teaspoons Salt
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Dried Basil
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Dried Marjoram
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Pepper
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Oregano

Toppings

  • Cheese! – I used about 2 cups all told of a mix of cheeses.  I used cheddar, a 4  cheese blend, and some artisanal stuff we bought at the farmer’s market.  Use whatever you like.  Good choices would be cheddar, mozzarella, or anything Italian and shred-able.
  • 1 – 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Onion Powder
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste

Herb Butter

  • 3 Tablespoons of Butter – Melted
  • 1 Teaspoon Basil
  • 1 Teaspoon Oregano
  • 1 Teaspoon Marjoram
  • 1 Teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • Love

Bake for 10 – 14 minutes in a preheated 400 degree F oven.  Serve hot and tasty.

Fin.

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