Need to take the pizza game to a higher level? Tall, fluffy and spongy pull-apart bread coated with pizza sauce is simply out of ordinary!
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Mediterranean, Sugar free recipe
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 30minutes
Total Time 45minutes
8½” x 3″ / 22cm x 7.5cm Baking tray (minimum size)
3½cup/ 600g Flour
½cup/ 100ml Milk
⅞cup/ 200ml Water
0.5oz/ 15g Fresh yeast
7tablespoon/ 100g Butter
16oz/ 500g Tomatoesor tomato sauce
½cup/ 100ml Olive oil
7oz/ 200g Cheesetopping
Put flour, milk, water, butter into a kneading bowl and sprinkle fresh yeast on top.
Knead until it gets a uniform texture. We are after a soft, somewhat tacky dough here so depending on the kneading machine the dough may need a bit of help from us to get off from the wall of bowl.
Sprinkle a bit of water on top of the dough. Cover the bowl then then place it into a 68°F – 81°F /20°C – 27°C place to double for about 40 - 90 minutes depending on the temperature. We may turn on the oven for a couple of minutes at its lowest setting to generate enough heat for the process.
In the meantime, prepare the filling. Chop tomatoes, basil, oregano, salt and olive oil in a blender.
Pour it into a pan, bring it to boil and simmer it for half an hour while stirring occasionally. Take it off heat and let it cool down somewhat. Pouring hot sauce on the dough would make it gooey which it hard to handle and ruin our day.
Take dough out of the bowl onto a lightly floured work surface and roll it into a 12 inch / 30cm square. Flouring underneath the dough is important as this coating will prevent it to stick down.
Spread the coat of preferably room temperature tomato sauce evenly on the top of the dough.Cut the square into 4 equal strips and put them on top of each other. This may be trickier as it sounds if the dough sticks to the counter. Use a plastic scraper to help getting the dough off the worktop if it’s necessary. The dough is quite soft so try not to pull it more than necessary.
When they are evenly on top of each other cut them into as wide rectangles as the bread tin. Fill the bread tin rather loosely. If it’s packed too tight, the dough will bake together and we won’t be able to tear the bread.
Spread the rest of the tomato sauce on top evenly. Leave it for another 15 - 30 minutes to rise. Meanwhile grate the cheese and turn the oven on to preheat to 365°F / 180°C.
Sprinkle the cheese on top of the bread.
Pop it into the preheated 365°F / 180°C oven for half an hour depending on the oven.
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