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Stromboli


  • Author: Living the Gourmet
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 4-6 1x

Ingredients

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For the Dough:
  • 3 ½ cups flour
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 packet of rapid rise yeast – (2 ¼ oz.)
  • 2 tbs. olive oil
  • 1 cup warm water
  • Egg white for brushing
  • Sesame seeds – for sprinkling
For the Filling:
  • 8 oz. Roasted peppers – well drained
  • 8 oz. Ricotta cheese
  • 8 oz. Fresh mozzarella
  • ½ cup of Fresh Parmesan or Romano cheese for grating
  • 34 links of sausage – cooked

Instructions

For the Dough:

  • Place the sugar and yeast is a large mug.  Add the warm water and allow the yeast to proof.  The water should get a nice big foam on top in a few minutes.
  • In a large bowl add the flour, salt and fresh ground black pepper.  Form a well in the center of the flour and add the olive oil and proofed yeast water.
  • Stir with a fork to bring the dough together; then on a slightly floured surface form into a ball and knead for 6 – 7 minutes; the dough should be soft and smooth; form into a ball.
  • Rub a bowl with olive oil and lightly oil the dough.  Place the dough in the bowl and allow the dough to rise.  It should double in size.
  • Sprinkle a baking sheet with cornmeal or use parchment paper on the baking sheet.
  • Punch the dough down and roll out the dough to ¼ inch in thickness.
  • Fit the dough onto the baking sheet.  Cutting the edges to fit nicely.
  • Roll the edges into a ball to use later.

For the Filling & Assembly:

  • Grill the sausage and cut into pieces before building the strudel.
  • In the center of the dough spoon the ricotta cheese, sprinkle the mozzarella down the center, followed by the roasted peppers, grating cheese and sausage. 
  • On each side of the dough, slice each  the dough in even distance of each slice.
  • Fold each slice to reach the middle from top to bottom and gently rest each slice in the middle.
  • Cut the edge of the dough in a arrow fashion on each side and fold each side over to wrap the strudel.
  • Brush the strudel with egg white then sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  • Preheat Oven 375 degrees F.
  • Bake for 30 – 35 minutes or until the strudel is a beautiful golden color.

Notes

If you have any leftover dough, you can make breadsticks.  Follow the instructions below:

  • Form the dough into a ball. 
  • Roll the dough out, on a floured surface, into about a ¼ inch thickness; making the dough as big as possible.
  • Cut the dough into long strips, then twist the dough and place on a baking sheet prepared with either corn meal or parchment paper.
  • Brush the twists with the egg-white then sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  • Bake at 375 degrees F. for 10 – 12 minutes or until the twists get a nice golden color.
  • Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: Stromboli, main dish, pizza

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