“This recipe was AMAZING! I can’t tell you in words how yummy this recipe truly was! All I can say is that it was just completely AMAZING!” —Tammy, recipe tester, age 10
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Adjust oven rack to lowest position and heat oven to 400 degrees. Place parchment paper round in bottom of 8-inch round metal cake pan. Spray inside bottom and sides of pan lightly with vegetable oil spray.
Spray clean counter lightly with vegetable oil spray. Transfer room-temperature dough to greased counter. Gently press and stretch dough into 6-inch square, popping any large bubbles. Use bench scraper to cut square into 12 equal pieces. Cover dough pieces with plastic wrap.
Remove 1 piece of dough from under plastic (keep remaining pieces covered). Shape, fill, and form 1 roll with pepperoni and mozzarella cheese. Flip dough ball over and place in parchment-lined cake pan. Repeat with remaining dough pieces, pepperoni, and mozzarella cheese.
Cover cake pan with plastic and let rise until dough balls are slightly puffed and touching each other, 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Meanwhile, in small microwave-safe bowl, combine oil and garlic. Heat in microwave until warm and garlic is fragrant, 15 to 30 seconds.
Once dough has risen, remove plastic. Use pastry brush to paint tops of dough balls with garlic oil. Sprinkle evenly with Parmesan cheese.
Use oven mitts to remove cake pan from oven (ask an adult for help). Place pan on cooling rack and let rolls cool in pan for 15 minutes.
Carefully run butter knife around edge of cake pan to loosen rolls from pan (pan will be hot). Use oven mitts to carefully turn pan on its side and remove rolls from pan. Let rolls cool directly on cooling rack for 10 minutes. (This is a great time to warm up your pizza sauce.) Serve with warm pizza sauce for dipping.
Pizza is tasty. “Tear-and-share” bread (often called monkey bread) is delicious. But combining the two? Out of this world. We took the flavors of pizza (melty mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, pizza dough) and combined them with the structure of tear-and-share bread (knotty-looking balls of dough that are served warm and pulled apart with your hands) for the ultimate snack. Just don’t forget the pizza sauce for dipping!