As Michelle said earlier, I have been “remodeling” our kitchen/blog space. More on this a little later in this post.
Michelle and I were talking about different places we have eaten and some of the things we liked that were kind of unique to each place. This Sausage and Cheese Twisty Bread was one that Michelle particularly liked. We talked it over and I decided that this would make a great post for my Man Food Monday post, and better yet, I could do most of it outside the kitchen :). The main ingredients are simple, pizza dough, Italian sausage, mozzarella cheese, and onions. It also has a side dish of marinara sauce for dipping. We cheated on the marinara sauce and used La Famigia Del Grosso Fireworks sauce instead of making our own (kitchen remodel and all). The pizza dough was homemade, since it did not take cooking only blending and rising to use later. This is a pretty quick put together, the dough takes about 2 hours rising, so it can be done just before you serve it. BTW, this is a predominantly a Michelle construction and recipe, just wanted to give credit.
Ready to see? Here we go.
Sausage and Cheese Twisty Bread for Man Food Mondays
Yield 6 to 8
- Pizza Dough for 2 pizzas (Michelle uses a recipe for Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day, but you can make your own or use store bought dough, not pre-baked crust.)
- corn meal
- 1 pound Italian sausage links 1/2 lb per pan of bread
- 1 medium onion thin sliced
- 2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 1 cup for each pan of bread
- marinara sauce
- Pre-cook the onions until limp - do not caramelize.
- heat your grill to around 450° and grill the sausage until just done, do not dry the sausage out. Slice thin either in rounds or length ways.
- Roll the pizza dough out and cover 1/2 the bread with sausage, the same 1/2 with onions and 1 cup of the mozzarella cheese.
- Fold the pizza dough over and cut into 2 inch wide strips. Twist each dough strip being careful to keep as much of the stuffing inside. Place on a pizza pan or cookie sheet.
- If there is any left over cheese scatter on top of the bread twists.
- Pre-heat your Oven to 500° and cook each pan for 8 to 10 minutes or according to the directions for your pizza dough.
- Serve with warm marinara sauce on the side for dipping.
You can buy pre made pizza dough and marinara sauce at the local food distributor to speed up the prep time for this. This would also be good with a butter and garlic dipping sauce.
So now, the rest of the story…..when Michelle moved into this house (pre-me), she did not change any paint patterns. Our kitchen was a blend of yellow faux paint and red…deep red. I also had a full kitchen’s worth of cabinetry, in my garage, that I took out of a friends house when they remodeled their kitchen. My intentions were to paint these and install them here at home to help “store” all the kitchen do-dads that we both have. We have 3 kitchens worth of pots and pans, hers , mine and the ones I inherited from my mother, as well as dishes and utensils, Lots Of Stuff! So now I am making the extra storage happen. When I am done that will be a DYI post on it’s own.
It is my hope that I can finish the easy part (wall painting) this week, painting cabinets in the main area and new counters will come in the next few weeks.
So, I hope to see you next week. Take care,