Monday, October 01, 2007

Strombolis/Pizza

Dough:

2 3/4 to 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 package active dry yeast (or 1 TBSP)
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup warm water
2 tablespoons cooking oil

In a large bowl combine 1/1 cups of the flour, the yeast, salt.
Add warm water and oil. Beat wit an electric mixer on low speed for 0 seconds, scraping bowl constantly. Beat on high speed for 3 minutes. Stir in as much of the remaining flour as you can. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead in enough remaining flour to make a moderately stiff dough that is smooth and elastic (6 - 8 minutes). Divide in half. cover; let rest 10 minutes.


I usually use a can of spaghetti sauce, but here is a pizza sauce recipe:

In a medium saucepan combine:
1 can tomato sauce (8 oz)
1 can diced tomatoes
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 TBSP dried basil, crushed
1 teaspon sugar
1 tsp dried oregano, crushed
2 cloves garlice, minced
1/ tsp pepper

Bring to boiling, reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 10 minutes or till onion is tender.


Roll out dough into a circle....about 12-16 inches (or whatever fits on my Pampered Chef stone) Add some sauce to cover within 1-2 inches of the diamter. Add favorite cheese (mozerella & provolone), olives, green peppers, onions, pepperoni, ground beef, sausage....whatever you like in your strombolis. Fold in half and pinch edges. Bake for about 20-25 minutes in a 375 degree oven.

Serve (just be careful because it will be hot) and Enjoy!