This Pepperoni Pizza Pull Apart Bread is darn good eats…
especially when sports are on tv!
Way back at the beginning of this year’s curling season, I was sitting around after our game chatting with some of my fellow curlers. We somehow got onto the topic of pizza. More specifically, we got to talking about different ways to make pizza. There was the obvious oven-style with a good pizza stone. Then there was the less-obvious, but still common on-the-grill style. And then one of my teammates dropped a bombshell. He was in the process of building an outdoor brick oven.
In my book, a brick oven pizza is the cat’s meow of pizza. To be fair, we absolutely love our oven-version, and we tweaked that recipe no less than 23 times before we landed on the final version. I’ll hold that pizza up against any other pizza. Except for a brick oven pizza. You can get those bad boys up to 800°F or more, and those high temps will create the perfect pizza. Those high temps will also create pizza dust very quickly, too. I speak from experience here.
Folks in the pizza business are serious about their brick ovens. Right before we moved from Atlanta, we discovered a new pizza place in Midtown. This place had imported three brick ovens from Naples. Not Naples, Florida. Naples, Italy. They brought ovens all the way across the Atlantic. That’s serious. I recently saw Antico’s listed on the top ten pizza places in America. Legit brick ovens. Top ten pizza place in the country. Coincidence? Doubtful.
But let’s mix things up a bit here with this Pepperoni Pizza Pull Apart Bread. You don’t need a brick oven for this bad boy. You don’t need a grill, either. Heck, you don’t even need a good pizza stone. You just need a basic oven that can reach 350°F. Granted, this isn’t a “true” pizza, but you know what? I’m ok with that. It makes for some darn good eats…especially when there is playoff football on tv!
This Pepperoni Pizza Pull Apart Bread is what happens when a loaf of buttery garlic bread runs smack into a pepperoni pizza. You see a little poof of smoke, and then this amazing pizza bread just magically appears. Seriously, though, this Pepperoni Pizza Pull Apart Bread is perfect football food! Just make sure to serve it with plenty of napkins. I could’ve called this one Three-Napkin Pepperoni Pizza Pull Apart Bread, but that’s just too crazy of a name. No matter what you want to call it, this pizza bread is delicious.
Do you have a brick oven?
What is the craziest kind of pizza you’ve ever eaten? (And frozen pizza doesn’t count…)