My awesome hubby took down all the Christmas decorations this morning while I was at work, did laundry, ran to the grocery and even vacuumed. He's the best and I'm a lucky girl!
We're meeting our UK buddies this evening for the UK Football Liberty Bowl Game against ECU!
As always, I love bringing along something to share and trying my hand at something new. I enjoy browsing the gorgeous bread photos over at "Artisan Bread"; after doing so I was inspired to try their braid savory pastry. Check their posting out for step by step directions.
I used my homemade whole wheat pizza dough as the base.
After stretching out the dough, I topped it with thoroughly drained and squeezed spinach and a few cubes of light cream cheese.
Added pre-cooked and cooled chorizo and a small mixture of pepper jack and cheddar cheeses.
Then cut each side of the remaining dough into strips and crisscross over one another, (I was so anxious to "braid" I forgot to photograph!)
All packaged up and ready to bake.
To top it off brush the top with an egg white and sprinkle with poppy seeds. I plan to serve this with marinara sauce for dipping, if so desired.