Today's recipe uses a loaf of french bread to make a simple antipasto pizza with artichoke hearts, black olives, sundried tomatoes, cheese and some optional spicy, sliced pepperoncini peppers.
1 loaf of french bread
Sliced fresh mozzarella cheese
Grated mozzarella cheese
Sliced pepperoncini peppers (sliced)
Heat the oven to 400 degrees and after draining and slicing all of the toppings for the pizza, add a splash of olive oil to a small bowl with a minced clove of garlic.
Cut the french bread in half crosswise and then slice it lengthwise, without cutting all the way through the bread, and fold it open like a book. Leaving the bread attached like that will help it balance better in the oven, and you might have to bend it back a little bit to get it to lay flat.
Place the bread onto a baking tray and brush the cut sides with the garlic and olive oil and place the tray into the preheated oven.
At this point, have the oven to warm the bread all the way through. So after 5-6 minutes, pull the tray back out of the oven and set the oven to the broiler setting.
Spoon a little marinara sauce over the sliced bread, add some artichoke hearts, sliced black olives, sundried tomato strips, a few sliced pepperoncini peppers if needed, some thinly sliced fresh mozzarella cheese and some grated mozzarella and pop it back underneath the broiler.
Stay with it and spin the tray around a bit as the top browns up. Once it is done, carefully use a knife to cut it into smaller pieces.