Spicy Sausage, Herb, and Cheese Snack Bread
Recipe type: bread
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 16
 
Ingredients
  • 4-1/2 cups King Arthur® Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 envelopes Fleischmann’s® RapidRise Yeast
  • 2 teaspoons Spice Islands® Italian Herb Seasoning (I also added dried jalapenos for an extra kick!)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 8 ounces (2 cups) shredded cheese blend (cheddar jack, cheddar mozzarella, etc…), divided
  • 10 slices cooked bacon, coarsely chopped (I used 1½ cup cooked crumbled sausage)
Instructions
  1. Combine 1-1/2 cups flour, undissolved yeast, Italian herb seasoning, salt and garlic in a large mixer bowl. Heat water and oil until very warm (120° to 130°F); gradually add to flour mixture. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed of electric mixer, scraping bowl occasionally. Add eggs and 1 cup flour; beat 2 minutes at high speed. Stir in 1 cup cheese and remaining flour to make a stiff batter. Spread batter on greased 15 x 10-inch jelly roll pan or rimmed baking sheet with at least 1-inch sides. Sprinkle with remaining cheese; top with bacon. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until puffy, about 30 minutes.
  2. Bake at 375ºF for 25 to 30 minutes or until done. Cover loosely with foil during last 5 to 10 minutes of baking if cheese begins to overbrown. Remove from pan; cool on wire rack. Serve as strips or squares, or slice and use for sandwiches.
  3. Topping Variation:
  4. Replace bacon with 1-1/2 ounces thinly sliced salami.
Recipe by Turning the Clock Back at http://www.turningclockback.com/2013/01/super-bowl-snacks-sausage-cheese-bread.html