Blue Ribbon Recipe
These are great for a tailgate. Or, if you have have a group of teenagers hanging out. You may want to double the recipe because they won't last long. I can't wait to try the variations that Christine suggested. They all sound great! The Test Kitchen
81"x1" cut in half cubes of mozzarella
8 tsppizza sauce, i use rinaldi super mushroom sauce
CRUSTY ITALIAN BREAD ROLLS
1 cwater, warm (105 to 115º )
2 1/4 tspyeast or 1 pkg.
1 tspwhite sugar
2 3/4 cto 3 cups all-purpose flour
1slightly beaten egg white
How to Make Pepperoni Rolls
- In a small bowl add warm water sprinkle with yeast let set 2 minutes then gently stir until dissolved add sugar. Allow the yeast mixture to sit for another three to five minutes. The yeast should start to bubble or foam in the water.
- In large mixer bowl combine 1 cup of the flour and salt. Add yeast mixture. Beat at low speed of electric mixer for 1/2 minute, scraping bowl constantly. Beat 3 minutes at high speed. Stir in as much of the remaining flour as you can mix in with a spoon. Turn out onto lightly floured surface.
- Knead in enough of the remaining flour to make stiff dough that is smooth and elastic (8 to 10 minutes total). Shape into a ball. Place in lightly greased bowl, turning once to grease surface. Cover; let rise in warm place until double (1 to 1 1/2 hours depending on room temp.). Punch down; turn out onto lightly floured surface. Form a rectangle about a 3/8th inch thick.
- Cut the dough into eighths; flatten each to about a 5” X5” square, and put 4-6 slices of pepperoni, tsp of pizza sauce and a small amount of mozzarella cheese in each roll. Bring edges to the middle and crimp to seal. Be sure to get a good seal.
- Place a greased baking sheet in a larger baking sheet to prevent bottoms of rolls from burning.
- Place 2 inches apart on baking sheet sprinkled with cornmeal. With a damp paper towel wipe off as much of the spilled over cornmeal off the baking sheet because it will burn. Brush with egg whites mixture, and sprinkle with coarse salt.
- Snip a small hole in each to allow venting. Cover lightly with plastic wrap sprayed with cooking spray or floured. Let rise until nearly double (about 45 minutes depending on room temp.).
- Bake in 375 º oven for 25 to 30 minutes.