Doughy Spiced Bread
Doughy spiced bread is the perfect way to use up a bit of leftover pizza dough. It looks beautiful on a dinner table assembled in a basket with a nice cloth napkin, and while it is so simple to make, it looks like it took all day.
I am not a bread baker. The word B-A-K-E scares me, and just until recently I had never baked a successful baked good. I almost wish I hadn’t conquered my fear because now I am unstoppable. In fact, on Friday my cousin and I are going to bake 100 cookies for my church bazaar. Scary.
Back to bread baking… that still frightens me, not as much as a haunted house, but almost as much as the ghost tour we went on this past spring. Did I mention the jail that hosts Terror Behind the Walls is right around the corner from us? I still think I see ghosts now and again. My solution is to make bread type foods with pizza dough! Pizza dough is easy and dependable, and you can make it into many shapes without affecting the quality. For this recipe, if I can call it that, I simply stretch out some dough, cut it into neat rounds, and give it a quick brush of olive oil before sprinkling it with a bit of kosher salt and oregano.
A few minutes later my kitchen smells amazing and my husband thinks I’m a goddess. Fresh bread will do that.
Doughy Spiced Bread
makes 2 dozen individual bites
about 1/8 of this pizza dough recipe
kosher salt to taste
1 tbs oregano
1 tbs good olive oil
Directions: Preheat your oven to 450 degrees F. Roll out your pizza dough, using flour as needed to keep it from sticking. I just use whatever little ball of dough I have left after baking up some pizzas. Once it is thin enough (no exact science to it), cut out rounds using the lip of a glass. Brush each round with a touch of olive oil and follow it up with a sprinkle each of kosher salt and oregano. Bake until the edges are slightly brown, about 10 minutes. Enjoy in place of dinner rolls!