Stromboli

8
Angela Pietrantonio

By
@mrsjoepie

An Italian bread from Sicily. It's center is filled with smoked mozzarella and Basil. Best eaten warm right out of the oven.

Handed down from my family

Rating:
★★★★★ 3 votes
Comments:
Serves:
1 Loaf (10 slices)
Prep:
2 Hr
Cook:
1 Hr

Ingredients

2 tsp
dry yeast
1 1/4 c
water
3 1/2 c
unbleached flour
1 1/2 tsp
salt
3 Tbsp
olive oil

FOR THE FILLING & TOPPING

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

Step-By-Step

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. Make a well in the center and pour in the dissolved yeast and the oil. Mix in the flour from the sides. Stir in the reserved water, as needed, to form a soft, sticky dough.
3Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead until the dough is smooth, silky & elastic, about 10 minutes.
4Place the dough in a clean, oiled bowl and cover with a dish towel. Let the dough rise until doubled in size (about 1 1/2 to 2 hours). Punch dough down & form the dough into a ball (chafing, about 5 minutes). Let dough rest for 5 minutes.
5Shape the dough into a 14" x 8" rectangle. Cover with a dish towel and let rise for 10 minutes.
6TO MAKE THE FILLING AND TOPPING

Spread the cheeses, garlic, and basil leaves evenly over the dough. Roll the dough like a Swiss roll starting at one end of the shorter sides, but without rolling to tightly.
7Place on an oiled baking sheet. Use a skewer or a carving fork to pierce several holes though the dough to the baking sheet. Sprinkle with the olive oil, salt, rosemary leaves, and pepper.
8Bake in preheated oven, 400*, for 1 hour. Cool slightly then drizzle the remaining olive oil over the top.

9 points per serving

About Stromboli

Course/Dish: Savory Breads