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Friday, November 10, 2006
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Bread with Sweet Sausage
The Silver Palate Good Times Cookbook
by Julee Rosso & Sheila Lukins with Sarah Leah
Chase, 1985, Workman Publishing Co., Inc.
spectacular looking and tasting loaf. The chunks of Italian sausage and
smoked mozzarella make this practically a meal in itself.”
might I add, perfect for a festive gathering…
teaspoons dried oregano
teaspoons dried basil
teaspoons dried thyme
teaspoons dried chervil
teaspoons dried rosemary
teaspoon fennel seed
teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
tablespoons olive oil
packages active dry yeast
cups warm dry white wine (105 to 115 degrees F.)
to 5 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
pound sweet Italian sausages, removed from casings and crumbled
medium-size yellow onion, chopped
cloves garlic, minced
tablespoons finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes (packed in oil)
ounces smoked mozzarella, thinly sliced
1. Combine the oregano, basil, thyme, chervil, rosemary, fennel,
pepper, and oil in a small bowl. Let stand at least 1 hour.
2. Stir the yeast into the warm wine in a large bowl and let stand 5
minutes. Stir in the sugar, salt, and herb mixture. Stir in enough of the
flour, 1 cup at a time, to make a soft dough.
3. Knead the dough on a floured surface for 10 minutes, adding more
flour if necessary.
Place the dough in a buttered large bowl and turn to coat with
butter. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled
in bulk, 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
5. While the dough is rising, combine the sausages, onion, and garlic
in a skillet and cook over medium heat, breaking up the sausage with a
wooden spoon, until the sausage is browned. Stir in the tomatoes. Set
Punch the dough down and roll into a 12-inch circle on a lightly
floured surface. Spread the sausage mixture evenly over the surface of the
dough. Arrange the mozzarella slices evenly over the sausage mixture.
7. Roll the dough up like a jelly roll and shape it into a spiral in a
buttered 10-inch springform pan. Cover and let rise in a warm place 1 to 1
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Beat the egg and 2 teaspoons water in a small bowl. Brush the top
of the loaf with the egg wash.
Bake in the center of the oven until the loaf is brown and sounds
hollow when the bottom is lightly tapped, 45 to 50 minutes. Cool slightly
and remove from the pan. Cool to room temperature and cut into wedges to
1 round 10-inch loaf
Index - Bread Recipe