At our house it's tradition that on your birthday you get to choose the menu for every meal. Last week was PD's birthday, and he chose Pepperoni Stromboli for supper. Our whole family loves this, and since it is the most requested birthday meal in our family, I thought the recipe might be worth sharing with you all! It's not too complicated.
First you have to make the dough. For this step you can either buy frozen bread dough, and thaw out 2 loaves, or you can make the following dough in your bread machine on the dough setting-
1 egg + enough water to make 1 1/2 c.
4 1/2 c. flour
1 t. salt
3 T. sugar
5 T. shortening
2 t. yeast
Divide dough in half. Roll the first half into a long rectangle, approximately 20" x 8". Place this rectangle crosswise on a greased cookie sheet.
Spread about 1/2 c. of pizza sauce down center 4" of rectangle. Cover with pepperoni and mozzarella cheese. Fold sides up over top of the cheese, as in photo.
1 16 oz. can tomato sauce
1 1/2 t. oregano
1 1/2 t. basil
1/2 t. garlic powder
1/2 t. onion powder
Now take remaining half of your dough, and roll it into another long rectangle, the same size as before. Cut the dough lengthwise into three strips, and braid, as seen in the photo. Carefully place on top of cheese. Pinch ends shut to seal. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Slice and serve with remaining sauce.