Thursday, October 23, 2008

:¦:-•:*'""*:•.-:¦:-•*STROMBOLI RECIPE*•-:¦:-•:*'''''*:•-:¦:

Stromboli is Fabulous!
Ham, mozzarella cheese, & pepperoni rolled up in a loaf of bread...a real treat & great alternative to pizza!

For the bread dough:
1 1/3 c warm water
1 pkg. yeast
1 tsp. salt
1/3 c. shortening
4 cups plus a bit more flour

Mix water & yeast...add shortening, salt, & then flour one cup at a might want to use a pastry blender to cut in the shortening. When dough is a good consistency & not too sticky, then you've added enough flour.

Knead it a bit & then roll out to about 1/4 " thick or so.

Filling ingredients:
1lb. ham
1 lg. pkg. mozzarella cheese
pepperoni....usually 30-40 pieces works good
(I've also done a veggie version with sauteed spinach, mushrooms, green pepper, onion, black olives, & can experiment with anything you would normally top a pizza with)

lay the filling ingredients on in this order...ham then cheese then pepperoni. I did the cheese as the first layer before...and got a hole in the bread as it baked...& was such a mess!
Roll it up like a jelly roll while pinching the ends & edges closed all around. You can wet your fingers with some cool water to help it stick.

Let rise for 2.5-3 hours.

Bake in preheated oven about 40 min. @ 375 degrees fahrenheit.
When crust is a nice golden's generally done.

Slice up hot & serve with marinara sauce either on the side or poured on top. Delish! You'll thank me for this's THAT GOOD!


underthebigbluesky said...

Yum, perfect idea for a vegetarian meal this week.


Patricia said...

Oh my! Looks decadent! Can't wait to try this. thanks for sharing.


Patricia said...

Oh my! Looks decadent! Can't wait to try this. thanks for sharing.


Kristin said...

So glad you posted this -- I'm going to try it this weekend with my kids!
Thanks for twittering me!!

Michelle said...

hehehe don't know what kind of bug that is..very odd ;p

but that stromboi you made looks delicious!

Hello there! My name is June said...

Your very welcome everyone! Sorry I took so long to post it!

I'm so glad you're going to try it out!