Panasonic Australia's The Ideas Kitchen provides recipes and tips on how to get the most out of their convection microwave ovens, bread makers, rice cookers, and other Panasonic appliances.

Pepperoni & Cheese Loaf

303 0


Pepperoni & Cheese Loaf

Here's a starter that is sure to wow your dinner guests! This Pepperoni & Cheese Loaf recipe uses the Panasonic SD-R2530 Automatic Bread Maker to do all the hard work. Just sit back and relax while it does the kneading, rising and baking for you!


  • 350 ml water
  • 70 ml extra virgin olive oil plus extra to drizzle
  • 600 g white bread flour
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp dried active yeast
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • 100 ml pizza sauce
  • 100 g salami roughly chopped
  • 50 g parmesan grated
  • 100 g tasty cheese grated


  • Start by making the dough. Make sure the blade is inserted into the bread pan. Place the water, oil, bread flour, salt, sugar, dried oregano, garlic powder, onion powder and yeast into the bread pan. Place the bread pan into the bread maker and close the lid.
  • Select program 30 (SD-YR2550) or program 29 (SD-R2530), Manual Bread Kneading, and press start.
  • When the machine beeps 8 times, select program 31 (SD-YR2550) or program 30 (SD-R2530), Manual Rise, dial in 30 minutes and press start.
  • When the machine beeps 8 times, take the bread pan out of machine.
  • Lightly flour a bench or work surface, and empty dough from bread pan out. Using a rolling pin, roll out dough to make a 35cm x 45cm rectangle. Spread with pizza sauce. Scatter the salami over the pizza sauce in an even layer and sprinkle over cheeses.
  • Starting from 1 long side, roll up tightly, pinch seam to seal. Use a knife and gently cut the roll in half lengthwise about 5cm from one end so it looks like a part of pants. Gently place one half overlapping the other, and repeat until you have a two pronged plait, it's okay if the filling starts to come out.
  • Bring the two ends together and place back into the bread pan, making sure the blade is removed. Scatter over any filling ingredients that came out during the shaping and brush the top with some olive oil. Close the lid.
  • Select program 26 (SD-YR2550) or program 25 (SD-R2530), Bake Only, dial in 1 hour and 20 minutes and press start.