(Makes 2 loafs)
Stromboli is a bread that is filled with Italian cheeses, meats, and/or vegetables. The dough is a
basic pizza dough. Stromboli are rolled into a loaf and sliced to serve as a main course or an
appetizer. You can purchase pizza dough at your supermarket or make it with the recipe we provide.
You can also omit or add other filling ingredients according to your tastes. Many people enjoy having a small dish of their favorite tomato sauce alongside stromboli in which they can dip the slices for added flavor.
Basic Pizza Dough:
1 cup warm (115 degrees F) water
1 (1/4 ounce) envelope dry yeast
1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup Traditional Tomato Sauce
4 to 6 ounces sliced ham
4 to 6 ounces sliced salami
1-1/2 cups grated mozzarella
1 egg, beaten to make an egg wash
Grated Parmesan cheese
Chopped parsley (optional)
To make the dough:
In a bowl, combine the water, yeast, sugar, and oil. Stir to combine.
Add 1-1/2 cups of flour and salt. Mix by hand until the dough is smooth.
Continue adding the dough until all the flour is incorporated. Knead the dough until smooth, 3-5 minutes. Oil a large bowl and place the dough into the bowl.
Cover with plastic wrap. Set in a warm place until double in size, about 1 hour.
To make the stromboli:
Grease a large baking sheet or line with parchment paper and set aside.
Punch down the dough and divide in half; place on a lightly floured surface or a piece of parchment paper. Roll each piece into a 12 to 14-inch round. Spread half of the tomato sauce on one piece of the dough. Leave a 1-inch border all around the dough. Layer half of the ham, salami, provolone, and mozzarella over the top. Fold the 1-inch borders in on all 4 sides. Starting at the side closest to you, roll the dough into a log. Pinch the edge to seal and place on the prepared baking sheet, seam side down. Repeat with the second piece of dough.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Brush the top of each stromboli with the egg wash. Cut slits in the top every 1 to 1-1/2 inches. Sprinkle the top of each stromboli with some of the Parmesan cheese and parsley. Bake 20 minutes or until the stromboli is golden brown and crisp. Remove from the oven and allow to rest 10 minutes before serving. Slice and serve.
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Step-by-Step Instruction for Assembling a Stromboli
Roll out the dough
Spread sauce leaving a 1-inch border all around
Add 1/4 of the mozzarella
Layer on 1/2 of the ham
Add 1/2 of the salami
Add 1/4 of the mozzarella
Fold in the 4 sides
Begin to roll
Stromboli rolled - seam side down
Brush with egg wash, add Parmesan and parsley, cut slits
Stromboli baked until golden brown
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