Sausage bread is an American food made of sausage and other ingredients rolled or enclosed in dough and cooked in an oven.
Sausage bread is typically made from pizza dough and includes Italian sausage, mozzarella cheese (or a similar substitute cheese) and other ingredients such as mushrooms, onions, other vegetables, and various herbs, spices and sauces depending on the recipe. If dough is used, the sausage is usually crumbled or cut, and is baked, along with the cheese inside a long piece of rolled pizza dough. Beth Hensberger's The Bread Bible recipe suggests putting the ingredients on a rectangle of dough and lengthwise jelly-roll-style to create a layered sausage bread.
Sausage bread has been modified into sausage bread pudding in an LA Times recipe.
^"Roll out each loaf to an oval 1/4 inch thick and 81⁄2 × 15 inches. Fry and drain sausage, then layer all ingredients one on top of the other down the middle of dough. Leave dough showing on all 4 sides. Fold top and bottom end over the ingredients. Fold over the 2 sides, lapping one side over the other and pinch together to seal. Coat loaf with a thin layer of butter or margareine. Bake according to directions on bread dough package. " Josie's Sausage Bread from Cleaver & Paring's July 20, 2005 WAFB Channel 9 http://www.wafb.com/Global/story.asp?S=3618416