Sunday, September 12, 2010

football party recipe.. taken from cooking tip of the day




I found this recipe and it is so yummy.. The bread part can be tiem consuming but you can just use regular pizza dough. anyway here's the recipe.




Recipe: Stromboli Made With Italian Herb and Garlic DoughAll you need:Pizza dough (homemade or store bought)5-6 slices Genoa Salami, very thinly sliced5-6 slices Provolone cheese, thinly sliced5-6 slices ham, thinly sliced¼ cup sliced black olives1 large roasted pepper (jarred in oil), chopped¾ cup mozzarella, shredded (fine or regular)1 egg, beaten with 1 teaspoon water for egg wash2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese




For the Italian Herb and Garlic Dough you will need:2 cups of flour1 packet Fleishmans Rapid Rise yeast¾ cup warm tap water½ teaspoon sugar½ teaspoon salt1 tablespoon dried Italian Seasoning1 tablespoon garlic flavored olive oil1 tablespoon olive oilAll you need to do to make the Italian Herb and Garlic Dough:In a measuring cup… combine the water, yeast and sugar. Allow the yeast to form a “head” like a beer… about 10 minutes…this way you are sure the yeast will work to make the dough rise. In a mixer bowl for a mixer fitted with dough hook, combine the flour, salt, Italian Seasoning, garlic olive oil and yeast in water.On medium speed, let the dough hook mix the dough. Stop the mixer periodically and knead the dough by hand by rolling the dough a bit to incorporate the ingredients.Continue to allow the mixer to knead the dough until it feels like “chewed bubble gum”…. If it feels sticky … add a little more flour… a ½ tablespoon at a time… if it’s dry and crumbly… add a little water… a ½ tablespoon at a time. Hand knead it a bit to make sure you have all the ingredients incorporated and form a ball.Pour the 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a medium bowl, using a paper towel…quickly coat the inside of the bowl.Roll the dough ball in the bowl to coat with the olive oil.Cover with plastic wrap or a damp cotton towel and place in a warm place that doesn’t have a draft. I usually heat my oven to warm then turn it off when I start the dough. When the dough is ready I put it into the oven …. Make sure the oven isn’t too warm… it should be around 100 degrees F.Let the dough rise until doubled in size (about an hour if you use the Rapid Rise yeast).




To assemble the Stromboli:Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease the pan.Flour a pastry board and place the dough on it… punch down the dough (deflate it) ….it will be very sticky… knead the dough into a ball using the flour from the board.Roll out the dough to a rectangle about 14 inches by 10 inches.Layer the ingredients on the dough leaving a 1 inch border.Brush the 1 inch border with the egg wash using a pastry brush.Carefully roll the dough and ingredients like a jelly roll starting on the long side.Tuck the ends in and pinch the dough.Pinch the dough where the dough ends to secure.Transfer the Stromboli to the prepared baking sheet.Brush the Stromboli with egg wash.Bake at 375 degrees F. for about 30 minutes or until light golden brown.Remove the pan from the oven and sprinkle the Stromboli with the grated Parmesan cheese.Return the pan to the oven and continue baking for another 5 minutes until golden brown and the cheese melts slightly.Remove from the oven and let it sit for about 15 minutes… Use a pizza cutter to cut thick slices and serve.

2 comments:

The Thorsrud Family said...

is your kitchen nice and messy now, like mine??? ha! I always joke around about my kitchen exploding all the time. A used kitchen can be a messy one! When we lived with my in-laws they gave me grief asking me if I was making a mess of the kitchen again. :0) At least now I'm making a mess in MY kitchen!!! Gotta love it.

The Mason Bunch said...

I love Stromboli! This sounds so good. I think I might make a pizza this week. LOL!