Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Stromboli

I am so glad my husband puts up with this should have been Italian girl. By the way I cook and eat you would think I was Italian. But nope! This is one I love since we both can make one to what we want. (Of course we don't like the same things in them!)
If you do not have time or want to make your own dough, substitute a pizza dough in! For the filling I listed what we put in but you can put whatever you want!









Stromboli

Ingredients:
*Dough
1 tsp active dry yeast
1 Tbsp sugar
3/4 c warm water
1 tsp salt
1/2 Tbsp olive oil
3c all-purpose flour

*Filling/Topping
6 slices of mozzarella cheese
Pepperoni
Pineapple
Mushrooms
Hot peppers (his)
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 tsp Italian seasoning blend

Recipe:
1. Combine warm water, yeast, and sugar, and stir util dissolved. Let that sit for about 5 minutes or until it becomes frothy on top.
2. After about 5 minutes, stir in olive oil and salt. 
3. Pour the yeast mixture into a large bowl and ad one cup of flour stir until smooth. Continue to add flour, a 1/2 c at a time. (I used a mixer)
4. Knead over a floured surface for about 5 minutes, adding flour as you go. Knead in flour until the dough is soft and no longer sticky.
5. Form the dough into a ball and place it back in a bowl, loosely cover it with plastic, and let it rise for 1 hour or until doubled in size.
6. Once dough is doubled, place it on a floured surface. Pat the dough down into a rough rectangular shape. Cut in half if you want to make two.
7. Gently stretch each out into a larger rectangle. (Do not use a rolling pin for a fluffier dough)
8. Arrange your topping over the dough. Roll the dough up so it forms a log.
9. Place on a baking sheet and brush with the olive oil. Sprinkle Italian seasoning over the top. (I sprinkled a little mozzarella cheese)
10. Allow the Stromboli an hour to rise. Pre-heat oven to 400
11. Bake for 25 minutes until golden brown. Slice and enjoy.