Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Whole Wheat Pepperoni & Sausage Stromboli

We found some fresh whole wheat pizza dough on sale at our local grocery store not too long ago and we bought a few packs. Instead of making a pizza or calzone (which we always make), we decided to try something a little different. We made a stromboli instead! It turned out to be pretty yummy, so here is the recipe for it.
You start off by sprinkling some corn meal on a lightly greased baking sheet.
Then, press out the pizza dough evenly into a rectangular shape. Sprinkle on some garlic salt and Italian herbs.
Place a generous amount of shredded cheese (I used mozzarella) right down the middle of the dough.
Next, place some crumbled Italian Hot Sausage on top of the cheese. You can pretty much use any type of sausage that you like.
The next thing to go on are the caramelized onions. You can use fresh onions if you like but I find caramelized onions to be way tastier.
Then, arrange some pepperoni slices on top of the onions. The pile might look as though its getting really high, but don't worry about it. We need to pile it on high because it will all reduce when it's in the oven.
Lastly, sprinkle on more shredded cheese and some fresh basil leaves. Remember to tear the basil leaves into smaller pieces, it will just release the most amazing flavor when baking.
Brush on some eggwash all around the sides of the pizza dough and then you can roll it all up. After rolling, tuck the sides of the dough in well, so that the filling doesn't spill out when baking.
Make little cuts at the top of the stromboli to allow the steam to escape when baking.
Brush on more eggwash on the top (this is to help give it color - it will turn a nice golden brown when it's done) and it's ready to go into the oven.
Pop it into a 375F oven for about half an hour.
There you go! It's done! A nice looking yummy golden brown stromboli. Just allow it to cool down for a little, then you can either cut it into half or slice it into slices before serving. I sliced our stromboli and served it with a large side salad. Yuumyy yummy yum yum!

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