Loosely cover the frozen bread dough with
plastic wrap. Allow dough to thaw for a few hours at room
Here's a tip: spray the plastic wrap with
cooking oil, or brush with cooking oil and lay it, oiled side down on the bread
dough. This allows the bread dough to rise and move easily under the plastic
wrap without it sticking or holding back the dough.
When dough is
completely thawed it will be puffed up a bit.
Roll dough out to approximately 11 x 11
One frozen dough log makes one pepperoni
roll. Brush dough with olive oil or whatever cooking oil you
Lay pepperoni on dough covering entire
surface. I like to use sandwich pepperoni from the deli.
Sprinkle with shredded mozzarella
Next, sprinkle with shredded Parmesan
cheese. You can use grated from a can if that is what you already have on
hand...but you can buy the shredded Parmesan in a bag.
Lightly sprinkle with Italian
herbs...basically, some dried oregano, parsley and basil. Be careful, not too
much....oregano can be very strong and you don't want too much!
Add a sprinkling of garlic powder.
Roll up dough starting at one edge of
Place rolls on baking sheet, leaving space
Brush some melted butter on top of uncooked
You do not need to let rise. Bake it right
away. It will rise up in the oven perfectly.
Bake at 375 degrees for
approx. 15 to 25 minutes.
Oven temps. and times may vary.
When done, top
of roll should be golden brown and you should be able to make a tapping sound on
the crust with your fingernail...just the same as when baking bread.
sure you allow pepperoni roll to cool completely before serving.
As with any baking, keep an eye on your
roll. This is just an estimated time. You'll know it's done when the roll is
golden and makes a hard tapping sound when you tap it with your
fingernail...just like when baking a loaf of bread.
**Make sure you allow your pepperoni roll to cool completely