2 1/4 tsp. (one packet) dry yeast
2 1/8 cups water
1 Tbsp. sugar
2 tsp. salt
3 Tbsp. + 1 tsp. olive oil
5 cups flour
8 hot dogs or sausages
10 cherry tomatoes
1 jar capers
1 tsp. kosher salt


Step 1

Dissolve the yeast in warm water. Add sugar, salt, oil and flour to the yeast mixture. Knead the dough well.

Step 2

Cover the dough and let rise in a warm place until it has doubled in size.

Step 3

Grease a roasting pan with oil or line with parchment paper. Place half the dough into the pan and press firmly to spread the dough evenly across in the pan.

Step 4

Add the hot dogs or sausages and cover with the remaining dough.

Step 5

Cut the cherry tomatoes in half, make small holes in the top of the dough with your finger and push the halved tomatoes into them.

Step 6

Pour the olive oil over the bread, cover with the capers and salt.

Step 7

Set aside to rise for another 30 – 40 minutes.

Step 8

Bake the bread in the oven at 400º F for about 25-30 minutes.

Step 9

Let cool for 10 minutes and divide into pieces to serve.

You can substitute bratwurst or spicy sausages for the hot dogs in the recipe for a little different flavor.