Pizza-Bacon Pain d'Epi & Sausage Pain d'Epi

Pizza-Bacon Pain d'Epi & Sausage Pain d'Epi

The dough is made in a bread machine. The shaping is deceptively easy as well, so you can make these for lunch with your kids. If you sprinkle them with Tabasco, they're great snacks to eat with beer.

Ingredients: 6 "stalks" of bread

All-purpose flour (or bread flour)
300 g
15 g
4 g
15 g
Dry yeast
4 g
Lukewarm water
180 g
A. Bacon
3 slices
A. Sliced onion
to taste
A. Canned whole corn kernels
to taste
A. Pizza sauce
to taste
A. Cheese
to taste
B. Small wiener sausages
B. Ketchup
to taste
B. Mustard
to taste
※ Parmesan cheese and black pepper
to taste


1. Slice the onion thinly. Drain the canned corn.
2. Make the dough in a bread machine. When it's complete, take it out and press down lightly to deflate.
3. Divide into 6 portions, round off each portion into a smooth ball, and rest for about 15 minutes.
4. This is the dough after it has rested.
5. Roll the dough out to about 25 x 10 cm. Spread on the pizza sauce, and top with the A. fillings.
6. You can also spread mustard and ketchup on the dough and line with the sausages.
7. Press the seams tightly closed so that the fillings don't come out.
8. Place the rolls seam side down on a kitchen parchment paper lined baking tray for the 2nd rising.
9. When the dough has risen, snip the dough quite deeply and at a sharp angle with kitchen scissors as shown, then push the cut parts to the left and right alternately.
10. Mist the bread, and sprinkle the sausage version with black pepper.
11. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on the bacon version.
12. Bake in a 210°C oven for about 20 minutes.
13. Golden brown pain d'epi!
14. This is the sausage version. It's great sprinkled with some Tabasco.
15. This is bacon and cheese pain d'epi. The toasted cheese is nutty and delicious.
16. This is a bacon and sausage pain d'epi.

Story Behind this Recipe

I turned my favorite pizza bread and sausage bread into pain d'epi (wheat stalk shaped bread) with just a little effort.
They look quite elegant, and make great gifts.
Try making this with sesame dough too.
Give this a try too (Recipe ID: 1406503), "Fragrant crispy Chikuwa Pain d'Epi".