Refrigerated Bread Dough

From p. 32 of the March/April 2008 Issue
of Simple & Delicious

Chicago-Style Pan Pizza Recipe

Chicago-Style Pan Pizza Recipe

Convenient refrigerated bread dough is the base for these easy recipes. Ranging from Chicago-style pizza to appetizers to coffee cake, these tasty dishes from readers are sure to please everyone.

“I developed a love for Chicago's deep-dish pizzas while attending college in the Windy City,” shares Nikki MacDonald from Sheboygan, Wisconsin. “This simple Chicago-Style Pan Pizza recipe relies on frozen bread dough, so I can indulge in the mouth-watering sensation without leaving home.”

“My daughter has given me many great recipes, but Three-Cheese Twists is one of my favorites,” says June Poepping of Quincy, Illinois. “Although these tasty twists look like you fussed, convenient frozen dinner rolls hurry along the preparation. I usually serve them with chili, but they're great with a salad, too.”

Frozen bread dough makes this herb-flavored flat Italian bread a breeze to prepare. “Garden Focaccia is a super appetizer at a summer gathering,” explains Mary Ann Ludwig of Edwardsville, Illinois. “It's a fun and delicious way to use up abundant garden tomatoes and zucchini.”

“One Christmas, I gave these tasty Sausage Spinach Turnovers to our neighbors as gifts instead of sweets—they loved them!” says Vicky Henry of Aurora, Colorado. “The handheld pies make a handy take-along lunch. I freeze the leftovers and reheat them later in the microwave when I need a quick meal.”

This savory stromboli relies on frozen bread dough, so it comes together in no time. The golden Pizza Loaf is stuffed with cheese, pepperoni, mushrooms, peppers and olives. “I often add a few thin slices of ham, too,” says Jenny Brown of West Lafayette, Indiana. “It's tasty served with warm pizza sauce for dipping.”

"My husband has heart trouble, so we had to get away from all the brown sugar, honey and butter I used to bake with," writes Lacey Griffin from Fredonia, Pennsylvania. "My family enjoys the citrus taste of these tender low-fat Orange Marmalade Sweet Rolls that I bake in muffin cups.”

Almond Coffee Cake is doubly delicious due to the cream cheese and vanilla chip filling,” notes Mary Shivers of Ada, Oklahoma. “I've made it for social gatherings and as a homey snack on chilly mornings. One piece leads to another!”

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