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Italian Party Bread

There's a new bread in town, and it makes entertaining easier than ever. Simply roll out your favorite pizza dough, homemade or storebought, and top it with pesto, provolone, proscuitto, and pickled peppers to make this Italian party-in-a-loaf. You can customize it to any cuisine using any meat and cheese pairing you see fit, but the key here is the technique. The dough is rolled up and over the toppings into a hefty tube and cut into 3 long strips that get braided together the better to show off all the layers. You'll tuck the ends in to form a wreath of sorts, then bake it in a 450-degree oven. In about half and hour the loaf will be ready to impress! Chef John likens his crowdpleasing bread to a crispy meat and cheese panini in sliceable form. It's the pizza you can carry in a basket! Get the recipe for Italian Party Bread.

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