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Stromboli

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Stronboli is why I wanted an easy pizza dough recipe. A stromboli is basically a rectangular pizza folded over itself a couple of times. Below is how I made mine on Sunday, but just like a pizze, use what ever sounds good to you. I used my red sauce, but made it thicker and more herby.

Stromboli

Ingredients:

  • Easy Pizza Dough
  • Red Sauce, divided
  • 8 ounces your favorite pizza cheese, grated
  • 1/2 yellow onion, small dice
  • 1/2 green pepper, small dice
  • 12 thin slices Buon Gusto Salami
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan Cheese

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 500 degrees.
  2. Line a rimmed sheet pan with parchment paper.
  3. On a lightly floured surface roll the dough out to a large rectangle.
  4. Spoon on 8 tablespoons of pizza sauce on the dough.
  5. Spread it over 3/4 of the pizza dough.
  6. Leave a 1/2 inch border on three sides and a 2 inch border on the longer side.
  7. Sprinkle with half of the grated mozzarella.
  8. Top with the onion, green pepper, and salami.
  9. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese.
  10. In a small bowl whisk together the egg and water.
  11. Brush the edges with the egg wash.
  12. Fold over the three half inch sides and using the parchment paper, roll the dough 1/3 of the way.
  13. Grab the other side of the parchment, the side with the 2 inch border, and fold it over the rest of the way.
  14. Position the stromboli in the center of the pan, seam-side down.
  15. Brush the entire thing with egg wash and make diagonal slits for venting.
  16. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and bake for 10 minutes.
  17. Reduce the temperature to 375 degrees and continue to bake for 15 minutes more.
  18. Remove and allow the stromboli to cool for 5 minutes.
  19. Slice into one inch strips.
  20. Serve alongside the remaining warm pizza sauce for dunking.

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Easy Pizza Dough

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I have been looking for the right recipe for easy pizza dough. On that does not require a long time to rise. One that rises in less than an hour while I am making the pizza sauce, cutting up toppings, and stuff like that. I thought this recipe would take at least an hour, but it was really ready to go in 45 minutes. Next time, I might even try it even earlier. Anyway, I was looking for something quick in which to make a stromboli, and this worked perfectly. I will try it with pizza next. In the meantime, enjoy! Oh, and the stromboli recipe I will post tomorrow.

Easy Pizza Dough

Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 cup warm water (120 degrees)
  • 1 packet active dry yeast
  • 1 tsp olive oil, plus more for oiling the bowl
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 ½ cups all purpose flour, plus more for working dough

Instructions:

  1. In the bowl of the mixer add the teaspoon of honey.
  2. Pour in 1 cup of warm water and whisk.
  3. Sprinkle in the packet of yeast and let it sit and get all puffy.
  4. Pour in olive oil, salt, and a cup of the flour.
  5. Mix adding the rest of the flour gradually.
  6. Keep mixing until the dough pulls easily from the sides of the bowl.
  7. Add more flour if necessary {a couple tablespoons at a time}.
  8. Add a splash of olive oil to a large, clean bowl.
  9. Form the dough into a ball and place it into the bowl.
  10. Toss the dough ball around and up the sides of the bowl to coat.
  11. Cover with a towel and let the dough rise for an hour or until doubled in size.
  12. Once the dough has risen, punch the dough down until deflated.
  13. Lightly flour a work surface and the dough ball.
  14. Reshape it into a ball.
  15. Using your fingers press the dough out to your desired size and shape.

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Ham and Cheddar Cheese Biscuits

Happy New Year one and all! We traditionally have ham for New Year Day dinner, but this year, we are having it on the eve. I am being lazy and picking up a Honey Baked Ham, but I am pairing it with some cheddar cheese biscuits I have been baking since the early nineties. Give the a try, I think you will like them. I wish you a happy, healthful, prosperous new year filled with love!

Cheddar Cheese Biscuits

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 6 Tbsp (3/4 stick) chilled unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 1/4 cups grated extra-sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup (about) cold buttermilk
  • 1 egg beaten with 1 Tbsp milk (glaze)
  • Poppy seeds

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Combine first 6 ingredients in processor and blend.
  3. Add butter and cut in, using on/off turns, until fine meal forms.
  4. Transfer to large bowl.
  5. Mix in cheese.
  6. Mix enough buttermilk into flour mixture to bind dough.
  7. Turn out onto floured surface and knead gently until combined, about 10 turns.
  8. Pat out dough to 3/4-inch thickness.
  9. Using 3-inch-diameter cookie cutter, cut out biscuits.
  10. Gather scraps, pat out to 3/4-inch thickness and cut additional biscuits.
  11. Transfer biscuits to ungreased cookie sheet.
  12. Brush biscuits with egg glaze and sprinkle with poppy seeds.
  13. Bake until golden brown and firm to touch, about 18 minutes.

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