Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Having a party? Stromboli is a great and easy appetizer that's bound to please the masses. Just roll it up, bake it and slice it up. Its cheesy, yummy goodness brings on big smiles.

You can make the whole deal easier on yourself and use store bought pizza dough. I'm not going to tell you not to, but I'll give you the tools to go fresh, just in case you want to roll old school:

1. Sprinkle the yeast into a medium bowl containing 1 1/4 cup warm water and stir until yeast dissolves.

2. Add 2 cups sifted flour and stir until blended.

3. Add another 1 1/2 to 2 cups flour and blend until too stiff to stir with a spoon.

4. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead it for 10 to 15 minutes until dough is smooth and elastic.

5. Place the dough in another bowl greased with a small amount of oil. Turn the dough once so that the top is oiled.

6. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and put it in a warm place for about 45 minutes--until the dough rises to about double its original size.

7. Once it rises, roll it out on a floured surface. (Dough on an unfloured countertop = mess.)

8. Then layer your filling in it. It can be anything you want. For example, you can use pepperoni and cheese or spinach sauteed with garlic and cheese.

9. Once you stuff it, roll it up.

10. Whip up one egg and a little water then paint it on your stromboli. This will give it a nice, glossy, hard crust.

11. Pop it in the oven and let it bake at 425 degrees for about 20 minutes or until the crust looks brown.

11. Slice it up and enjoy!

So what will you stuff your stromboli with?


  1. I'd love to stuff it with a nice spicy Calabrese sausage. This looks fabulous. I've always been afraid of making anything doughy because I'm afraid it won't rise properly. So silly. Fresh bread is so delicious. Do you make your own pizza crust, too?

  2. Hi Sitting Duck! Thanks for commenting. Yes, I make my own pizza dough. Same recipe. Don't be afraid! : )

  3. As a vegetarian, spinach and ricotto cheese or mushrooms! Yum. But I definitely won't be making my own dough as I didn't inherit a single cooking gene from my Mom (who is a fantastic cook)

  4. This looks really good. I'd like to make it with pepperoni & cheese, probably. :)

  5. I'm catching up with your cooking blog!! I love this recipe. I had forgotten about it. Will use at our next dinner party. Thanks!