I have had this recipe written down for almost a year and happily rediscovered it the other day. Since our new favorite garlic rosemary focaccia bread tastes so amazing, why not try another herb bread? But what makes this one even more fabulous is the addition of Italian sausage and mozzarella cheese rolled up inside. It’s kind of like our other fave, sausage bread. It marries our two favorites – the savory herb bread with a meat and cheese filling. I can’t wait to try this!
Verdict: This recipe could easily feed 6-8 people. The four of us took down half of it served with a side salad and marinara sauce for dipping. This is a winning combination of flavors for us – even my picky eater had seconds. The next time I make this, we’ll have to have company over to help, but I’m sure the leftovers will be just as tasty. Thanks for reading, enjoy!
Italian Style Herb Bread – adapted from The Bread Bible
For the bread
- 1 1/2 tsp. fresh ground black pepper
- 1 tsp each – dried oregano, basil and rosemary
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 1 1/2 TBSP dry active yeast
- 1 cup warm water
- 1 cup dry white wine
- 1 TBSP sea salt
- 5 1/2 cups of AP or bread flour
- 1 1/2 pounds mild Italian sausage
- 1 large onion, diced
- 2 – 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 8 ounces whole milk mozzarella, diced