I saw this Pull Apart Pizza Bread that I thought my kids would really enjoy eating. Now, I know better… my kids don’t care how “fun” food looks. My 2 year old will eat whatever is in front of him, as long as he feels like it. My 5 year old won’t eat anything that is outside of the standard 5 foods: PB&J, Pasta, Chicken Nuggets, Hot Dogs, or Pizza. But if you don’t get the right brand… heaven help you! So I don’t know why I really thought the kids would enjoy this fun twist on the pizza.
I put the loaf in front of them at dinner and the first question was, “what’s that?” I confidently told her it was pizza that you pull apart. I pulled off a piece and just waited for the crying to start. She asked me for more cheese (my kids would put cheese on anything). I added a sprinkling of cheese to the kids’ plates. To my wonder and astonishment, they ate it! My 5 year old kept going back for more with no complaints! Phew! Crisis averted. Maybe this Pull Apart Pizza will work after all.
How it’s made
First, you create a pizza dough. It is left to proof and rise. Check out my post on Gluten Free white Bread to see how to use your microwave to proof bread dough. I’m sure pre-made uncooked dough could also be used if you didn’t want to make it from scratch. Then, the pizza is rolled out into a large, thin rectangle.
Pizza Sauce is added in a thin coating. I recommend using a pastry brush for this. A spoon will give you an uneven layer. A pastry brush, like this silicon one, will spread the sauce evenly, easily.
Then, add the cheese (and pepperoni, if using) and slice into squares. I didn’t make my squares very even. Oops. Oh well. It gave it character!
The squares are placed into a greased loaf pan and left to rise some more. Just look at how puffy this thing is!
It is then baked and after it cools, it is ready to enjoy!
The Pull Apart Pizza Bread is definitely a fun take on the standard pizza. The dough is incredibly light and airy! If only it were gluten free, I would have tried this too!
You can see the full recipe at Just a Taste.