|Pepperoni and a ton of cheese|
adapted from FabulousFoods.com
- pizza dough (if you want to make your own click FabulousFoods.com - there is a recipe there)
- pizza or sandwich fillings of your choice - (I used pepperoni & shredded Italian 5 cheese blend)
- pizza sauce if doing a pizza stromboli
- 1 egg, beaten
- sesame seeds
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees and grease a large baking sheet.
- If using store bought dough, roll it out into a rectangle about 10" by 8". If not, follow the directions regarding the dough on the website.
- Add toppings/fillings of your choice.
- Roll the dough up; jelly roll style.
- Pinch the edges of the seam and tuck the ends under.
- Cut slits about 1/2 inch deep along the top about every 3 inches.
- Brush the top of the stromboli with beaten egg (avoiding the area in the slits).
- Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
- Bake 30 minutes or until bread is golden brown.
- Cool slightly before cutting and serving.
Calories - per stromboli loaf - 2335
- for 6 servings - 389
*You can make this so many ways. I've made ham & cheese stromboli, chicken bacon stromboli, steak & cheese stromboli, cheeseburger stromboli, and several different "pizza" stromboli. I've used sliced lunch meat, diced ham, left over baked/rotisserie chicken, sliced cheese, shredded cheese, crumbled bacon.....on & on.
*A couple tips that were mentioned in the original recipe was "the more veggies you use the more liquid they'll release, so too many veggies can make a soggy stromboli, you can help alleviate this by blanching your veggies first" and "it's important not to layer the fillings too thickly; it makes it difficult to roll".
*This last time I made the stromboli I used a pre-made ready to bake dough I found a Safeway. It was the Garlic & Herb Pizza Dough and it was really delicious. I dough per stromboli. I usually follow the pizza dough directions from the website but getting the ready to bake dough was a real time saver.
*Brushing the top of the stromboli is a must if you want it to have the pretty shiny, golden brown color. I skipped that step once....while it still tasted great; it just wasn't nearly as pretty.
|Dough rolled out into a rectangle.|
Using the word rectangle loosely.
|Added a teeny bit of pizza sauce|
and a bunch (3/4 of a bag of pepperoni).
|Added a bag of shredded Italian blend cheese (2 c).|
Then rolled it up and folded the ends under and
pinched the seam closed.
|Cut the slits, brushed it with the egg,|
and sprinkled with sesame seeds.
|So golden brown, shiny,|
and oozing warn melted cheese.