A bread made with mozzarella cheese and topped with Italian seasonings.
Ingredients (serves 9)
You will also need: saucepan
Knead in 1/2 to 3/4 cups of flour on a floured surface, for about 5 minutes, or until elastic and smooth. Shape the dough into a ball and cover it with a large bowl, and let it rest for 15 minutes. Punch down and press into the prepared baking pan. Use a sharp knife to cut diagonal lines 1 1/2 inches apart. Cut completely through the dough. Repeat in opposite direction to create a diamond pattern. Cover with greased plastic wrap and a cloth towel. Let it rise in a warm place, 80-85F until it has doubled in size and is light, about 45 minutes.
Heat oven to 375F. Uncover the dough and use a knife to redefine the diamond pattern as needed. In a small bowl, combine the basil, parmesan cheese, garlic powder and oregano, and set aside. Melt 6 tablespoons of butter and spoon 4 of tablespoons worth over the dough. Bake for 15 minutes. Brush the remaining melted butter over the bread. Sprinkle with the parmesan-seasoning mixture and bake for another 15 minutes or until golden brown.