Not Just Any Pizza Bread

Not Just Any Pizza Bread

I love this recipe for so many reasons. It’s easy, it’s flexible, it’s virtually impossible to mess up. I recommended it to a friend for her son’s birthday party recently and she absolutely loved it. So if a mother of three boys under three thinks it’s easy to make, then pretty much anyone can do it.

Not Just Any Pizza Bread


Recipe type: Breads & sides


  • Bread dough (buy a bag from just about any supermarket bakery).
  • Marinara sauce (either buy ready made in a jar, or just blend a tin of Ishibo (tomato and onion mix everywhere else in the world) with a clove of garlic, a teaspoon of dried origano and salt and pepper).
  • Basil pesto (and / or bacon, feta, sundried tomatoes, chorizo, caramelised onions or whatever else blows your hair back.).
  • A cup of grated cheese.
  • 250ml cream, seasoned with salt and pepper


  1. On a floured surface, roll out the bread dough to roughly 8mm thick.
  2. Smear the marinara sauce over the dough, stopping about 2cm from the edge. If this is starting to sound suspiciously like a pizza, then you’re doing it right.
  3. Add the rest of your toppings and pour over the grated cheese.
  4. Starting at one end, roll the dough into a sausage. Cut into 1.5cm thick slices and arrange the spirals in a single layer in a baking dish.
  5. At this point you can allow it to rise, or you can go straight to baking it. Pour the cream over the bread and bake in a 180°C oven for about 35 minutes.
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