For the bread –
1 box Pillsbury Hot Roll Mix
1 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. sugar
3 Tablespoons olive oil
1 1/4 cup warm water
In a food processor, add the Hot Roll Mix, salt, sugar, and yeast. Pulse a few times to combine. Add olive oil and 1 1/2 cups warm water and mix until dough forms a ball. You want it to be the consistency of a smooth, thick, pizza dough.
Place in bowl or on a cookie sheet dusted with flour and allow to rise for 1 hour.
For the sausage filling –
1 lb. Italian Sausage
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
1 tsp. red pepper flakes1 egg
2 cups shredded mozzerella cheese
Cook sausage in skillet along with Italian seasoning and red pepper flakes. Set aside to cool. After it has cooled, add cheese and 1 egg lightly beaten. The egg will help bind every thing together.
On a floured surface, roll dough out into the shape of a long rectangle. Sometimes I make two smaller loaves, sometimes I like to make one giant loaf. It’s your choice. Spoon sausage filling into middle of dough, then fold over edges to form a loaf shape and pinch seams shut. Gently turn loaf onto a cookie sheet lined with wax paper, seam side down. Brush with olive oil. Allow to rest for another 20-30 minutes. While dough is resting preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake in 350 degree oven for 30 minutes or until golden brown.