Chrismukkah Bread – Two Ways!!

“It’s beginning to smell a lot like Christmas”…

Oh yes it is!!

I don’t even have to ask because I know y’all are cooking and baking like never before, am I right?

And, for as sad as it may be for some of you, I think many of us are going to be celebrating the holidays a wee bit different than we ever have before.

So that’s why we really need to make it extra special this year.

I don’t mean we have to go hog wild on the décor or the gift giving…I actually think that if there was ever a year to scale back, this is it! Maybe this is the year you actually get rid of that broken ornament that was gifted to you by Aunt Martha in 1973. And Maybe this year, instead of buying gifts, you donate to a local charity that is close to your heart (that’s what we’re doing!).

But, I think, when it comes to food we have to be all about the “feels” this year.

We need to make simple things that make our tummies happy and our hearts sing.

So when the folks over at Williams Sonoma asked me to come up with a holiday dish using their new Gold Touch bakeware and a beautiful wooden-handled offset spatula, I was all in!!

Chrismukkah Bread

I started thinking about how we could celebrate more than Christmas …maybe do a “twofer” recipe that can do double duty!

So, using this incredible Williams Sonoma baking sheet (which is so sturdy!), and a few simple ingredients, I made a cute holiday appetizer that will make everyone happy!

Chrismukkah Bread

Starting with some store bought pizza dough on a flour dusted surface…

Chrismukkah Bread

We cut the dough into four pieces…

Chrismukkah Bread

Then we roll each piece into a log…

Chrismukkah Bread

Then we cut each log into 9 pieces…

Chrismukkah Bread

Then, in each piece, we enclose a piece of mozzarella and a piece of pepperoni.

Chrismukkah Bread

Once they’ve been rolled up tightly…

Chrismukkah Bread

We place them on the baking sheet (sans parchment…really!…trust me!), brush with egg wash and bake in the oven! Chrismukkah Bread

While it’s baking I made a Star of David with some pretzel sticks. Why you ask? Well, I did say this was a twofer!!

Chrismukkah Bread

What may look like a tree to many of you is actually a dreidel!! Adorned with the pretzel star, it’s a perfect accompaniment to your Hanukah table!

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But the right-way-up, it’s a beautiful tree!!!

chrismukkah pizza bread

So how are you gonna celebrate this holiday season?

chrismukkah pizza bread

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Chrismukkah Bread

This is such an epic recipe because it will make all of your friends happy!

Course Appetizer
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • package store-bought pizza dough
  • Flour for dusting
  • 1 block 400g mozzarella, cut into 1" cubes
  • 9 slices of pepperoni or dried salami, optional
  • Pizza sauce (recipe below)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4  cup melted butter
  • teaspoon dried oregano
  • large garlic clove minced
  • tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1/2  cup finely grated Parmesan

Pizza Sauce:

  • 1 can 28 oz/796 mL whole peeled San Marzano tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper

Extras:

  • handful pretzel sticks

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. 

    Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. On a baking surface or wooden board, dust generously with flour and cut pizza dough into four equal pieces. Using both hands, roll each piece of dough into a long rope, then cut dough into 2” pieces (you’ll need 36 total).

  3. Stack the slices of peperoni and cut into 4 then stack each piece of mozzarella with a piece of pepperoni and then wrap each piece of dough around the mozzarella/pepperoni and form into a tightly sealed ball. Place balls seam-side down on the baking sheet in the shape of a Christmas tree (they should be touching...and if you're making a dreidel, it's important to make the last row of balls before the tip of the tree a bit wider - see photo). Brush beaten egg on dough balls with a pastry brush and bake until golden about 20 minutes.

  4. While pizza "tree" is baking, make pizza sauce by placing the tomatoes in a large bowl and "crushing" them with your clean hands, breaking up the tomatoes into very small pieces. Add remaining ingredients, mixing together well until fully combined. Use the sauce with the baked bread and store the remaining in the refrigerator or freeze for future use.
  5. Meanwhile, whisk together melted butter, oregano and garlic. When bread is finished, remove from oven and brush on baked pizza balls. Sprinkle with parsley and cheese. Serve warm with the pizza sauce for dipping.

Chrismukkah Bread

1 package store-bought pizza dough

Flour for dusting

1 block (400g) mozzarella, cut into 1″ cubes

9 slices of pepperoni (or dried salami), optional

1/4 cup melted butter

1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan

1 tablespoon dried oregano

1 large garlic clove, minced

Pizza sauce, (recipe below)

1 egg

1 tablespoon chopped parsley

Pizza Sauce:

1 can (28 oz/796 mL) whole peeled San Marzano tomatoes

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 clove garlic, minced

1 tbsp salt

2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley

1 tsp dried oregano

1/2 tsp ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 450°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

On a baking surface or wooden board, dust generously with flour surface and cut pizza dough into four equal pieces. Using both hands, roll each piece of dough into a long rope, then cut dough into 2” pieces (you’ll need 36 total).

Stack the slices of peperoni and cut into 4 then stack each piece of mozzarella with a piece of pepperoni and then wrap each piece of dough around the mozzarella/pepperoni and form into a tightly sealed ball. Place balls seam-side down on the baking sheet in the shape of a Christmas tree (they should be touching). Brush egg wash on dough balls and bake until golden about 20 minutes.

While pizza “tree” is baking, make pizza sauce by placing the tomatoes in a large bowl and “crushing” them with your clean hands, breaking up the tomatoes into very small pieces. Add remaining ingredients, mixing together well until fully combined. Use the sauce with the baked bread and store the remaining in the refrigerator or freeze for future use.

Meanwhile, whisk together melted butter, oregano and garlic. Brush on baked pizza balls. Serve warm with the pizza sauce for dipping.

 

2 Comments
  • Margo
    December 12, 2020


    This recipe was FANTASTIC! I baked it for family movie night and it was a huge hit. Prep was so simple and everyone loved it…next time I’ll need to make two though! I really wish I had a holiday party to take it to…hopefully next year.

    • Suzie Durigon
      December 13, 2020

      Oh Margo!! This made me so happy!! I’m glad you liked it and I feel ya…I want to bake “all the things” and bring them to “all the parties”, but I guess we’ll just have to wait until next year!!

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