Italian Appetizer Bread

Italian Bread Appetizer

Italian Appetizer Bread…

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Italian Appetizer Bread
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  1. 1 tablespoon Land O Lakes® Butter, melted
  2. 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic
  3. 1 (1-pound) loaf frozen bread dough, thawed
  4. 1/4 pound thinly sliced deli Genoa salami
  5. 6 (1-ounce) slices Land O Lakes® Provolone Cheese, cut into strips
  6. 1/4 cup sliced stuffed green olives
  7. 2 green onions, sliced
  8. 1 Land O Lakes® All-Natural Egg, beaten
  9. 1 teaspoon water
  10. Poppy seed, if desired
  1. Stir together butter and garlic in small bowl. Roll out bread dough on lightly floured surface to 12-inch square. Place on lightly greased baking sheet; brush with butter mixture.
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. Cover; let rise in warm place until almost double in size (30 to 45 minutes). Combine egg and water in small bowl; brush over braid. Sprinkle with poppy seed, if desired.
  5. Heat oven to 350°F. Bake for 25 to 35 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from baking sheet; cool 10 minutes. Cut into slices.
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