Italian Appetizer Bread

Italian appetizer bread stuffed with salami, cheese and olives makes a perfect warm appetizer for a crowd.


1tablespoon Land O Lakes® Butter, melted
1teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic
1(1-pound) loaf frozen bread dough, thawed
¼pound thinly sliced deli Turkey salami
6(1-ounce) slices Provolone Cheese, cut into strips
¼cup sliced stuffed green olives
2green onions, sliced
1Egg, beaten
1teaspoon water
Poppy seed, if desired


Stir together butter and garlic in bowl. Roll out bread dough on lightly floured surface to 12-inch square. Place on lightly greased baking sheet; brush with butter mixture. Layer salami, cheese, olives and onions in 3-inch strip down center of dough to within 1/2-inch of top and bottom, leaving 4 1/2 inches of dough on each side of filling. Cut twelve 3-inch long strips, 1-inch apart, along both sides of filling. Fold strips across filling at an angle, alternating sides to give a braided effect. Pinch dough at bottom and top to seal. Cover; let rise in warm place 30-45 minutes or until almost double in size. Combine egg and water in bowl; brush over braid. Sprinkle with poppy seed, if desired. Heat oven to 350°F. Bake 25-35 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from baking sheet; cool 10 minutes. Cut into slices.

Source: Land-O-Lakes