Wednesday, August 4, 2010


This is a delicious Italian-style meal the whole family will love.

1 1/2 T. active dry yeast
1 1/2 c. warm water
1 1/2 tsp. sugar
3 T. vegetable oil
1 1/2 tsp. salt
3 1/2 c. all-purpose flour (add more if dough is too sticky)

Dissolve yeast in water with sugar. Let rest a few minutes then stir in oil and salt. Add flour. Beat with mixer. I used my Kitchen-aid stand mixer with a dough hook. Divide dough in 2. Roll dough into a square.

6 T. butter
dash garlic powder

Melt butter and add garlic powder. Use pastry brush to apply butter and garlic to cookie sheet (you will also use this inside and on top of Stromboli roll). Place rolled out dough on cookie sheet. Add the following:

Divide the following between the 2 rolls:

1/2 c. mozzarella cheese
12 pepperoni slices
1/2 c. cheddar cheese
3 slices deli pastrami (not turkey pastrami)
1/2 c. pepper jack cheese
3 slices deli ham
1/4 c. fresly grated Paresean cheese (aged at least 2 years - Costco sells a good one)
12 more pepperoni slices

Carefully bring up sides to make a roll and pinch together so nothing can escape while in cooking process. Also fold up and pinch ends. Use pastry brush to apply left over garlic butter. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise for at least an hour. I put mine outside when it is warm (80 degree or above weather).

1/4 c. freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Italian seasoning

Remove plastic wrap. Sprinkle with freshly grated Paremsean cheese and italian seasoning.

Bake in 350-degree oven for 22 minutes or until lightly browned. The Paresean cheese is always a good indicator after it has changed color. Immediately after removing from oven, place Stromboli on large cutting board to cool 10 minutes. Slice into 1 inch pieces with pizza cutter.

Dip in hot pizza sauce. Enjoy!

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