- 1 recipe French Bread Dough
- 1 packet Italian Seasoning Dry Mix
- Ham lunchmeat
- Turkey lunchmeat
- Provolone cheese slices
- Cheddar cheese slices
- Mayonnaise (optional)
- 1 green pepper, sliced thin
- 1 cucumber, peeled and sliced thin
- 2 tomatoes, sliced thin
- 1/2 red onion, sliced thin
- Make the French bread dough and let rise in the oven for 30-40 minutes, or until the dough reaches the top of the bowl. Remove the bread from the oven (while rising) and pour onto a slightly greased counter top. Cut the dough into half and set the second half aside (you can use the second half of the dough for a second sandwich or use for the pizza muffins). Form the dough into a long snake like shape, about 2-3 inches wide. On a baking pizza stone or cookie sheet, form the dough into a circle. With a sharp knife cut shallow slice marks every couple inches around the bread. Melt a half stick of butter and brush over the top of the dough. Sprinkle the dry Italian Seasoning mix generously ontop of the bread. Let the bread rise until it has doubled in size and then bake in a preheated oven at 375 for 20-25 minutes, or until the top of the bread is lightly golden brown. Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes. Cut the circular bread horizontally and remove the top. Spread a generous amount of mayo on the bottom piece of bread. Place the sliced cheese on top, then the meat and then layer the vegetables on top of the meat. Prepare the remainder of the Italian seasoning mix with half the oil and vinegar that is called for on the packet. Drizzle the Italian dressing all over the top op the vegetables and meat. Place the top piece of the bread on top of the sandwich and serve
One of the most popular recipes on my blog is my recipe for basic French Bread. There is nothing fancy or unusual about this recipe but I love the fact it is so versatile. You can pretty much use this recipe for any of your bread baking dreams. Whether it’s Cinnamon Rolls, Orange Rolls, Cinnamon Swirl Bread or Pizza Dough, this recipe works flawlessly in any bread combinations you can think up. If you have never made bread before this is a great recipe to start with. Learning to cook bread from scratch is extremely rewarding with a little practice.
I am excited today to share two more simple ways you can use this dough recipe to turn your dough making skills into something special. Who doesn’t love a good, gourmet sandwich? My friend Alicia shared this recipe with me and I think it is such a fun and creative sandwich method for any party (hint, hint…Super Bowl is coming up). The sandwich bakes into this pretty ring shape and your guests are able to just slice off as small or big of a piece of sandwich they are looking for.
The second recipe is for these quick Pizza Muffins. You roll the dough into a cinnamon roll shape, top with your favorite sauces and toppings, roll and place in a greased muffin tin. They puff up into these really cute pizza muffins that the kids will fight over. I drizzled mine with a garlic butter spread and it made these special for kids and adults. A simple appetizer for upcoming parties!