Italian Cheese Bread

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I have to double this for my large pizza pan. I also use the bread recipe (without the toppings) for a quick pizza crust.

Italian Cheese Bread

2 1/2 cup bread flour
1 tsp. EACH salt and sugar
1 Tbsp quick rising yeast (regular works, too)
1 cup warm water
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1/4-1/3 cup prepared Italian salad dressing
1/4 tsp. EACH salt, garlic powder, thyme, oregano
a dash of pepper
1 Tbsp Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella

In a bowl, combine the first four ingredients. Combine water and oil and add to flour mixture. Add additional flour if needed, to form a soft dough. Turn out onto floured surface and knead 1-2 minutes, until smooth and elastic. Place in greased bowl and allow to rise 20 minutes.

Punch down. Place on greased pizza pan and push down to fill pan. Brush with salad dressing. Combine seasonings and sprinkle over dough. Bake at 450 for 13 minutes.
Sprinkle with cheeses. Bake another 2-3 minutes till cheese is melted. Serve warm.

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