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Fri, Jan 30 2015 post by Rebecca

Party Planning Game Plan

Here are two fantastic party appetizers that will help you step up your game!

Here are two yummy appetizers that we will break down, give you some tips, and tricks. This will save you time and let you come out on top of your game.

We all need a Game Plan when we are planning a party, especially a party for the big game.  Rhodes has some wonderful appetizers that would be the perfect ‘play’ for any party!  Here are two yummy appetizers that we will break down with some tips and tricks. This will save you time and let you come out on top of your game! 

Rhodes Party Loaf - a game day hit!

Ingredients: 

1 Loaf Rhodes™ Bread Dough, thawed but still cold

slices of your favorite cheese

cooked bacon

green onion, diced

dipping sauce

All right let’s plan ahead for the big day. Remove your loaf of bread from the original packaging and place in a zip lock bag. Put it in the refrigerator to thaw overnight.  The dough will hold for 12 hours in the refrigerator. You can also use the traditional thawing method that is printed on the packaging. I like to make more than one party loaf at a time so I freeze one to have on hand for my next party. 

Roll the loaf into a long rope or “snake” 20-22 inches long. Form it into a circle and place in the bottom place in the bottom of a sprayed bundt pan. Make sure you spray your bundt pan really well with a nonstick spray. Cover it with plastic wrap and let rise until double in size. 

 Rhodes Party Loaf                                                                           

Rhodes Party Loaf

Remove the wrap and bake at 350°F for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned. Let it cool slightly and then invert the pan to release the loaf. ***Tip: If the loaf is sticking, you can loosen the edges with a plastic knife which won’t scratch the pan. 

Rhodes Party Loaf

If you want to save one for later, wrap the loaf in plastic wrap and then you can freeze it. Or you can make it a day ahead, although you will still want to wrap it in plastic wrap to keep the loaf fresh.

Let the loaf cool completely and then make cuts lengthwise and widthwise, about 1-inch apart, without cutting through the bottom crust. This part can be a little confusing, so hopefully these photos will help you understand.

Rhodes Party Loaf

Rhodes Party Loaf

Next, insert cheese slices, bacon pieces and green onions between the cuts. Return to the oven and bake an additional 5-10 minutes or until the cheese is melted. 

Rhodes Party Loaf   

Serve with your favorite dip in the middle and enjoy!  This Party Loaf will be your own personal touchdown!  

Rhodes Party Loaf

 

And now for a game day classic...

Rhodes Football Pepperoni Pizza for the big game

This Football Pepperoni Pizza can a part of your décor for the big game.  You will need the following ingredients:

12 Rhodes™ Dinner Rolls, thawed and risen

1 cup pizza sauce

2­-3 cups grated mozzarella cheese

24­-26 slices pepperoni

1 string cheese

Remove 12 dinner rolls from the package and place in a zippered bag, allow to thaw until warm and bubbly. This will make the dough easier to roll and shape. You can also plan ahead with this and thaw your rolls in the refrigerator the night before.

Rhodes Football Pizza

Combine dinner rolls and roll into a football shape, about 17 inches long and 12 inches wide. Place on a sprayed baking pan. Poke several times with a fork to prevent bubbles from forming.

If you are finding that the dough springs back and is difficult to shape, allow it to “rest” for 10 minutes, then reshape. 

Rhodes Football Pepperoni Pizza

Now pre-bake your crust at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes. Remove from the oven and top with sauce and cheese. Mimic the shape of the football with the pepperoni. Cut the string cheese into four equal pieces length wise and top pizza to form laces.

Rhodes Football Pepperoni Pizza

 Bake an additional 10-15 minutes at 350 degrees - then dig in!

Rhodes Football Pepperoni Pizza

Everyone will be a winner with this pizza at your gathering. Happy Baking and enjoy the big game!

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Party Loaf

Servings: 8-12 | Skills: Beginning | Prep Time: 30 min (not including thaw time) | Bake Time: 35 min

A fun recipe for your next party or family gathering.

Party Loaf
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Ingredients

1 Loaf Rhodes Bread Dough, thawed but still cold
slices of your favorite cheese
cooked bacon
green onion, diced
dipping sauce

Instructions

Roll loaf into a 20-22-inch rope. Form into a circle and place in the bottom of a sprayed bundt pan. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise until double in size. Remove wrap and bake at 350°F 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool and then make cuts lengthwise and widthwise, about 1-inch apart, without cutting through the bottom crust. Place on a sprayed baking sheet. Insert cheese slices & bacon pieces between the cuts. Return to oven and bake an additional 5-10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve with your favorite dip in the middle.

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