Pepperoni Stromboli

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Ingredients:

Dough for Stromboli
  • 1-3/4 to 2-1/4 cups Better for Bread Flour
  • 1 envelope Fleischmann’s® Pizza Crust Yeast
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup very warm water   
  • 3 tablespoons oil

For Stuffing:

  • 1/2lb of slicing pepperoni
  • 16 slices of mozzarella cheese
  • 2 teaspoons of oregano
  • 2 teaspoons of olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon of grated parmesan cheese

 

HOW TO:

First make the crust, get out your standing mixer with dough attachment, if doing by hand follow instructions the same way.

Preheat oven to 450°F.

Combine 1 cup flour,  yeast, sugar and salt in a large bowl.  Add very warm water and oil; mix until well blended, about 1 minute. Gradually add enough remaining flour to make a soft dough.  Dough should form a ball and will be slightly sticky. Knead on a floured surface, adding additional flour if necessary, until smooth and elastic, about 4 minutes.

Pat dough with floured hands to form a square about 12 x 12, now, take the pepperoni and start at the bottom of dough, layer the pepperoni 2 high across the bottom of dough, take the cheese and do the same thing only 1 slice across. Roll up just so that the dough is ready for another layer, do the same thing until there is no more dough showing.  Take the edges and fold over, flip the Stromboli over so that the edges are on the bottom of the baking pan, use a large cookie sheet.  Cut 5 slices across the dough so that it can breath while cooking.  Take the olive oil and brush across the top, put some of the oregano along the top and then the parmesan cheese as well, just a sprinkle.  Make sure that when you put this in the oven that the top or top rack is well away from the dough, it will rise. 

 

Cook this for about 25 minutes, it will get brown and then let sit for a few minutes before cutting into it so it doesn’t splatter.  Serve and Enjoy!

(To add a little twist add about a teaspoon of oregano, a teaspoon of garlic powder and a teaspoon of parmesan cheese to the dough.  It will give it a bit of a zest.)

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