homemade stuffed bread

Homemade stuffed bread is a versatile and delightful dish that can adapt to any meal, offering endless possibilities for fillings, from savory to sweet. Whether you’re aiming for a hearty dinner, a tasty snack, or an indulgent breakfast, this recipe provides a basic framework that you can customize based on your preferences or what you have on hand. Here’s a simple yet delicious recipe for making your own homemade stuffed bread, perfect for impressing guests or treating yourself to a comforting meal.

Ingredients:

For the Bread:

  • 3 to 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 packet (2 1/4 teaspoons) instant yeast
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup warm water (about 110°F or 45°C)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus extra for greasing

For the Filling (Savory Option):

  • 1 cup cooked and crumbled sausage or chopped pepperoni
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup sautéed bell peppers and onions
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian herbs (oregano, basil, thyme)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Filling (Sweet Option):

  • 1 cup cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup fruit jam or preserves (e.g., strawberry, raspberry, apricot)
  • 1/2 cup fresh berries or sliced fruit
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Powdered sugar for dusting (optional)

Instructions:

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