Tuesday, August 4, 2009

mmmm Stromboli's

I got this one from Rachael Ray, and the local Italian place. Kind of combined them into my own classic. We had these for dinner tonight. They always hit the spot. Hopefully someday I'll remember to snap some pictures.

  • 1-2 packages of pizza dough. (You can buy the tubes from the grocery store. I go to my local Fresh & Easy, where they have packages for about a buck!)
  • Shredded Cheese (to your taste)
  • Sliced Pepperoni
  • Sliced onions
  • sliced olives
  • olive oil
  • dried oregano
  • dried basil
  • sesame seeds
  • Italian seasoning
  • parmesan cheese
  • Marinara or pizza sauce for dipping

Preheat oven to 450*

In our house, one package of the pizza dough makes two good size strombolis. So, halve the dough and work it into a circle, rolling it to roughly 10 inches in diameter. Scatter some cheese on top, then arrange your favorite toppings. My preferences are pepperoni, olives and onions. Sprinkle more cheese over top, then beginning on one side, roll up into a log. Pinch seems together and place seem side down on a lightly oiled cookie sheet (spray it with Pam). Cut several slits along the top of the stromboli, then brush lightly with olive oil. Prepare a topping of about a tablespoon each of the dried oregano, basil, sesame seeds, Italian seasoning and two tablespoons of the parmesan cheese. Sprinkle this over the top of your stroboli's, pat it in a little.

Bake approx. 10-15 minutes until a nice golden brown. Serve with warmed marinara sauce. YUMMY!!!