Recipe to Try: Appetizer Braid

20 Mar, 2015

Appetizer Braid Recipe from hhgregg


Appetizer Braid

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Watch the next round of games this weekend eating this delicious, zesty Italian Bread filled with roasted red peppers, provolone cheese, Italian seasoning, and more! #FoodieFriday

Ingredients:

Dough

  • 2 cups bread flour (2 to 2 1/4 cups)
  • 1 pkg Fleischmann’s Rapid Rise Yeast
  • 2 tsp Italian herb seasoning
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup water, very warm (120 to 130°F)
  • 1 Tbsp olive or vegetable oil

Filling

  • 6-oz jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 1/3 cup ripe olives, sliced
  • 1/3 cup roasted red peppers, drained and chopped or 1/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes (packed in oil)
  • 1 cup Provolone cheese, shredded

Preparation::

Dough

In a large bowl, combine 1 cup flour, undissolved yeast, Italian herb seasoning and salt. Stir in enough remaining flour to make soft dough.

Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 4 to 6 minutes. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes. Roll dough to 12 x 8-inch rectangle. Place on greased baking sheet.

Filling

Layer filling ingredients lengthwise over center third of dough. With a sharp knife, cut sides of dough into 1-inch wide strips, cutting from edge of filling. Fold strips at an angle over filling, alternating sides and overlapping ends. Cover and let rise in a warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 20 to 40 minutes.

Bake at 400°F for 20 to 25 minutes or until done. Remove from pan and cool slightly on wire rack.

Serve warm.

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