7 January 2008

Rolled Stromboli

When I want to make something droolworthy for guests I quite often fall back on recipes I have seen on other blogs. This recipe for Rolled Stromboli had caught my eye from Kris and Andy over at Catertots. As with many of us they started a food blog to keep track of their own recipes. They have all the photos of "how to" techniques on their site.

We were having a casual get together with friends so I thought this recipe would be perfect for just such an occasion as an appetizer. It is wide open to interpretation with any meats or cheeses you would care to add or substitute.

 It makes a nice soft pizza dough!!

**Rolled Stromboli**

For Pizza Dough:

3 cups plus 4 tablespoons unbleached flour
2 teaspoon sugar
1 package active dry yeast
2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
1- 1/3 cups lukewarm water
1 tablespoon, plus 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

Combine the flour, sugar and yeast and stir. Add the salt right before you are ready to add the water, because salt can kill the yeast. Make a well, and pour the water and one T olive oil into the well.

Stir with a wooden spoon until the dry ingredients and wet ingredients are fully incorporated together ( They start with the wooden spoon and then use their hands). Form into a ball and put the other T of olive oil into the bottom of the bowl. Rub the oil on the entire ball of dough, place back into bowl and cover with plastic wrap.

If you are using the dough within four hours, let sit on countertop to rise. Otherwise, put it in the refrigerator. Once you are ready to use the dough, preheat the oven to 450 degrees, separate the dough that you need, and work the dough back into another ball and let it sit covered for 15 minutes to allow it to rise again. Liberally flour work surface and roll out dough into desired shape/thickness.

For Stromboli:

Pizza Dough (see recipe above-they use half of this dough recipe
1 egg, for egg wash
Cheese - they used Buffalo Mozzarella, Parmesan and Cheddar Cheese ( I had Buffalo mozzarella, Provolone, Parmesan and Emmenthal)
Thinly sliced meats - they used Pancetta, Salami, Ham and Coppa. ( I used ham, coppa and pepperoni)
Garlic Powder
Poppy Seeds

Roll the dough out flat in the shape of a large rectangle. Brush with a thin layer of melted butter and lightly sprinkle the garlic powder on it. Lay the meats and cheeses over the entire dough in one thin layer. They roll from left to right keeping the cheeses mostly to the left so they will be in the center; this helps prevent the cheese from spewing out in the middle of baking.

Gently roll the dough up and tuck in each side underneath itself.

Place the Stromboli on a baking sheet seam side down. Brush with an egg wash and sprinkle poppy seeds on it. Cut a few slits across it and bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes.
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  1. Ah Valli, there is a dish from my past, Stromboli! It was a treat my aunt would give us when we were spending the weekend with her. Too fun! Thanks for a nice memory! Hey, and Congrats to you on coming in for tie for second place in the Foodie Joust! Your salmon dish looks great! You go girl!

  2. Great! I love stromboli and your pic just gave me the idea of what to make this weekend. Yummy!

  3. Oh lawd, that looks SO GOOD! I might hafta try your recipe this weekend (when diets don't count)!

  4. With a name like Stromboli, how can one not it?

  5. I have never had rolled stromboli but it is now on my to try list! It looks really good. You just can't go wrong baking good meat and cheese in pizza dough!

  6. I've heard of stromboli before but have never made it. What a great idea! It would go over quite well in my house.

  7. I LOVE anything pizza related.
    I've never made stromboli, but I think it's a fabulous idea. There are so many variations you can do with the filling. How can you go wrong with meat and cheese, though?
    Now if I could just get my hands on some cured meat that isn't Prosciutto or salami. (That's all we have) Not that there's anything wrong with that.

  8. Mmm, rolled stromboli, never heard of it?! Sounds delicious though.

    All the best

  9. I like it Val! Looks so original and different and yet ingredients are the same.

  10. I love making pizza--this looks like a nice way to serve up a favorite in a different way. Looks great!

  11. Looking good! Its always great to see when others can find something useful from our recipes. Thanks for posting the link back!

  12. O.k..so now stromboli is going on the menu....
    that looks delicious. And I am fasting. Do you thnk that means I can't even look at your blog?

  13. Never made stromboli before. Looks good and I should give it a try. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Oh, I like this lot. Wouldn't it be great picnic food in the summer? (I'm not into winter picnics, thank you very much)

  15. yum, i know this will be a hit with family and friends when i make it. thanks for recipe.

  16. I made something similar , but with other name. But is not so beautiful as yours

  17. Thanks for highlighting that recipe. It looks impressive! I will have to bookmark it as ideas to make for guests.

  18. Ooohh, I think I could eat this as a main dish! It looks and sounds delicious!


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