Angela Pietrantonio


An Italian bread from Sicily. Its center is filled with smoked mozzarella and basil. Best eaten warm right out of the oven. Handed down from my family.

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This savory stromboli is scrumptious. It's a deliciously aromatic bread filled with a cheese basil swirl. You taste hints of olive oil and rosemary in every bite. And there's a touch of smokiness from the mozzarella. Slice and dip this into marinara sauce... yum. The Test Kitchen

★★★★★ 4 votes
1 Loaf (10 slices)
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2 tsp
dry yeast
1 1/4 c
3 1/2 c
unbleached flour
1 1/2 tsp
3 Tbsp
olive oil


7 oz
mozzarella, chopped
7 oz
smoked mozzarella, chopped
1 clove
garlic, peeled & chopped
handful of fresh basil leaves
3 Tbsp
olive oil
1 tsp
coarse salt
3 sprig(s)
rosemary, stems removed
1 tsp

How to Make Stromboli


  • 1Sprinkle the yeast into 1 cup of the water in a bowl. Leave it sit for 5 minutes; stir to dissolve.
  • 2Mix the flour and salt in a large mixing bowl.
  • 3Make a well in the center and pour in the dissolved yeast and the oil. Mix in the flour from the sides.
  • 4Stir in the reserved water, as needed, to form a soft, sticky dough.
  • 5Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead until the dough is smooth, silky & elastic, about 10 minutes.
  • 6Place the dough in a clean, oiled bowl and cover with a dish towel.
  • 7Let the dough rise until doubled in size (about 1 1/2 to 2 hours).
  • 8Punch dough down & form the dough into a ball (chafing, about 5 minutes).
  • 9Let dough rest for 5 minutes.
  • 10Shape the dough into a 14" x 8" rectangle. Cover with a dish towel and let rise for 10 minutes.
  • 11To make the filling and topping, spread the cheeses, garlic, and basil leaves evenly over the dough.
  • 12Roll the dough like a Swiss roll, but without rolling too tightly.
  • 13Place on an oiled baking sheet.
  • 14Use a skewer or a carving fork to pierce several holes through the dough to the baking sheet.
  • 15Sprinkle with the olive oil, salt, rosemary leaves, and pepper.
  • 16Bake in an oven preheated to 400 for 1 hour.
  • 17Cool slightly then drizzle the remaining olive oil over the top.

    9 points per serving

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About Stromboli

Course/Dish: Savory Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Italian

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