Friday, January 27, 2012

bread sticks and Stromboli

here is the promised bread stick recipe:
1 1/4 cup Hot water
2 Tablespoons sugar
3 Cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon

Combine all ingredients.  Knead 3 minutes.  Let sit 10 minutes. roll out on cookie sheet cut into strips.  Spread butter on top and sprinkle with Italian seasoning (I add Parmesan cheese too!)  Let sit 10 more minutes .  Bake 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
This is yummy!
The other day I was wanting to make homemade pizza, for my recipe see HERE.  Anyway, Sasha Farina posted that she made Stromboli, it's basically Pizza rolled up!  I thought I would try it and the crowd at my house says MORE PLEASE--I had enough dough to also make bread sticks--I seriously ate 5 before I told my family that the food was ready, they were THAT good!  :)  I followed her link to the recipe you can see it HERE, but I want to copy it "just in case" it disappears one day!

*REMEMBER this comes from the Laura's Latest BLOG*

Basic Pizza Dough
yield: 2-12 inch pizzas, approximately 1 lb. of dough
1 cup warm water
2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
1 tablespoon honey {or sugar}
2 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons olive or canola oil
3 cups bread flour {give or take 1/2 cup…depending on the heat & humidity}
In a large mixing bowl, preferably that of a stand mixer, stir yeast and honey into warm water. Sit for 5-10 minutes or until bubbles form and mixture starts to foam. This tells you that the yeast is alive and kicking. Pour in salt, oil and half the flour and mix.  Once that flour is incorporated, start adding flour in bit by bit until you get the pizza dough to the consistency you want: slightly tacky, but when you touch it it doesn’t stick to your hands.  Once you reach this stage, turn the mixer on high to knead for 6 minutes. Turn a timer on and walk away! Resist the temptation to stop earlier than 6 minutes! That seems to be the magical number. The dough should be smooth and easy to work with. And the bowl should be clean!  Lightly grease the bowl & the dough so it doesn’t dry out, cover with plastic wrap and let it rise 1-2 hours. That’s it!

Stromboli Ingredients:

1/2 lb. pizza dough 
1/2 cup pizza sauce
1 1/2 cups grated mozzarella cheese
9 slices salami
7 slices deli honey ham
1 egg, beaten
dried parsley & parmesan cheese {optional}
extra pizza sauce for dipping {optional}
Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Line large rimmed cookie sheet with parchment or spray lightly with non-stick cooking spray. Spread pizza dough out on baking sheet to be approximately 10×16. Spread pizza sauce over 2/3′s of the dough lengthwise, leaving a 3×16 rectangle of plain dough along one of the edges. Top sauce with half the grated cheese, salami and ham. Top with remaining cheese. Brush the plain strip of dough with the egg. Fold in the sides about an inch and brush them with egg. Roll up like a jelly roll lengthwise starting along the long edge of dough topped with all the fillings and ending with the plain strip of dough on the bottom of the roll. Brush the entire stromboli with egg and gently cut slats in the top of the dough every 1-2 inches. Sprinkle parsley and cheese over top and bake 8-10 minutes or until bubbly and golden. Remove from oven, cool 5 minutes and slice into pieces. Serve with more pizza sauce.
**her blog has pictures with how beautiful it looks**
Cheesy Garlic Bread Sticks
yield: 1- 12 inch pie
1/2 recipe Fail-Proof Pizza Dough
2 tablespoons softened salted butter
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese {use the real stuff!}
1/4 pound grated mozzarella cheese
{salt & pepper, if desired}
Preheat oven to 500 degrees with pizza stone inside. {If you don’t have a pizza stone, use an upside down cookie sheet…a tip I got from Natalie!}
Mix butter and garlic in a small bowl and set aside.
Spread pizza dough out into a 12-inch circle on parchment paper. {This makes it easier to transfer to the pizza stone.}
Spread the butter and garlic mixture over dough and top with Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses. Top with a light sprinkling of salt and pepper, if desired. {That step is totally optional!}

This long post was TOTALLY worth it--ENJOY!


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhh yum!! I need to come to dinner at your house! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Rebecca said...

oh yum! i cant wait to make these!