Introducing a culinary delight that transcends the ordinary – our exclusive Stromboli creation promises an epic flavor journey. Crafted with a homemade pizza dough that elevates this dish to extraordinary heights, our Pepperoni, Ham, and Mozzarella Stromboli is a masterpiece suitable for both novice and seasoned chefs.
Embark on the Stromboli-making adventure by first preparing the pizza dough. Witness the magic as yeast and sugar dissolve in warm water, creating a canvas for the culinary masterpiece. In the embrace of a stand mixer, blend salt, yeast mixture, olive oil, and flour until the dough gracefully pulls away from the bowl’s sides. On a floured surface, knead the dough to perfection, creating the foundation for your Stromboli. This pizza dough, if wrapped with care, retains its peak freshness for up to three days in the refrigerator.
Elevate the dough with a herb-infused butter, marrying garlic powder, basil, and oregano. Brush this delectable mixture onto the pizza crust, setting the stage for the layers of flavor to come. Embrace the freedom to choose your stromboli stuffing – in this rendition, revel in the marriage of marinara, pepperoni, sweet ham, and mozzarella. Roll the dough, creating a visual symphony of goodness, and place it seam side down on a baking sheet.
But wait, can you prepare the pizza dough ahead of time? Absolutely. Wrap it tightly in plastic and let it rest in the refrigerator for up to three days or freeze for a later rendezvous with culinary delight.
Assemble, brush with an egg wash, add a touch more herb-infused butter and a sprinkle of mozzarella. The slits on the top serve as portals to a world of flavor, inviting you to bake in the center of a preheated oven. The result? A Stromboli that defies expectations, ready to grace your table as a main meal or steal the show as a party appetizer.
Unveil the magic of our Stromboli recipe – a symphony of flavors, a celebration of textures. It’s not just a dish; it’s an experience that will redefine your culinary journey. Indulge in the pleasure of crafting this sensational Stromboli, because life is simply incomplete without it.
- 1 packet (0.25 oz) active dry yeast
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 cup warm water
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 1/2–3 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for rolling
- 3 tbsp butter
- 1/2 tsp dried basil
- 1/2 tsp dried oregano
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 2 1/2 cups finely shredded mozzarella
- 6 large, thin slices sweet ham
- 1/2 cup marinara, plus more for dipping
- 6 oz pepperoni
- 1 egg, beaten
- In a small bowl, activate the yeast by mixing it with sugar and warm water. Wait for small bubbles to form on the surface, indicating its readiness.
- In a stand mixer, combine salt, yeast mixture, and olive oil using the dough hook. Gradually add flour until the dough pulls away from the sides.
- Knead the dough on a floured surface for 3-4 minutes, then divide it in half. Roll each half into a 10×13 rectangle.
- Melt butter and mix in basil, oregano, and garlic powder. Brush the pizza crust with this herb-infused butter.
- Sprinkle each crust with 1 cup of shredded mozzarella, leaving a 1 1/2-inch border. Layer with ham, spread marinara, and add pepperoni.
- Roll the pizzas horizontally into logs, sealing the edges. Place seam side down on baking sheets.
- Brush with beaten egg, herb butter, and sprinkle with remaining mozzarella. Cut slits diagonally on top about 1 inch apart.
- Bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Slice along the slits and serve with extra marinara.
Elevate your culinary experience with this Stromboli – a creation that transcends the ordinary and promises to make your moments memorable.
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