There are certain foods I feel like one should be able to make in the event of a zombie apocalypse, Hunger Games district 12 setting, or some other post apocalyptic world event. I often think if there was a crazy event where there was a major blackout and we lost the Internet and things what would I be doing? Well, this pull apart pizza bread is one thing.
It's so easy to put together, assuming one had ready made bread and fresh mozzarella and working ovens during this zombie apocalypse. I saw a similar pull apart bread made on Kelsey's Homemade awhile ago, who is another one of my Food Network idols where I love most everything she makes.
I made it on a whim when I bought the bread at Zaros Bakery on my way home after bridesmaid dress shopping for Alex's wedding. After going to a few different stores but finally finding the ones (yay!), at one point someone mentioned ice cream and then it was all I could think about. (Trying on dresses will definitely bring on an appetite, I think.) So afterwards Riana and I went on a hunt for a Haagen Daz which Google Maps said was on 33rd and 6th. We couldn't find it anywhere. It was actually hidden in the depths of Penn Station, and after what felt like forever we finally found it and secured a scoop of dulce de leche in a sugar cone. Next door was a Zaros, and I carried the gorgeous loaf in one hand and ate my ice cream in the other the entire subway ride home.
Then I stuffed it with cheeses and pepperoni and green onion, and we ate it for dinner!
Pull Apart Stuffed Pizza Bread
Inspired by Kelsey Nixon on Kelsey's Homemade
- 1 firm loaf, in an oval or circle shape (such as sourdough)
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/4 cup sliced pepperoni
- 8 oz. mozzarella, sliced thin
- 2 tbl. chopped green onion
- 3 tbl. olive oil
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Using a sharp serrated knife, score bread into cubes, cutting diagonally across loaf. Cut deeply but not all the way through to the other side.
Once bread is scored, pull sides apart and begin stuffing with pepperoni, cheeses, and green onion. Drizzle with olive oil, and wrap in foil. Bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until cheese is melted.