Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Ode to stromboli

I love Stromboli!! for those of you who may not know exactly what Stromboli is it is like calzone only made with sandwich filling. My favorite is turkey, cheddar, and spicy mustard. Tim really likes it when i use sliced chicken breast and cheese. But it is a great way to use up sandwich meat that has been around a while. All you do is roll out your dough, any pizza dough will do, and spread on mustard. then you lay sliced meat out over the dough and sprinkle generously with shredded cheese. I have done it with sliced cheese too but then you have to be careful not to put too much on because then the cheese oozes out in the oven. I let mine rise for a little while so the bread is nice and light. Even my kids like this meal although Eddie only eats the meat part and grace mainly eats the cheese, the crust is the cheapest part of the meal anyway!

So give it a try...I'm sure you will enjoy it!


Gretchen said...

We love these too! But I never knew a proper name so we called them lazy calzones. We cheat even worse and just buy the loaves of frozen white bread dough in the freezer section of the grocery store and use that. Let it thaw like you're going to make bread, then roll it out and even make it pretty by "braiding" it to roll it up (just use alternating strips cut along the sides like a fishtail braid). My favorite is making a "Reuben" with pastrami and sauerkraut and monterey jack cheese. It's such a flexible dinner foundation: pizza toppings, lunch meat, spinach and cheese with a white dipping sauce, etc.

Jules said...

These sound yummy!!! I like your blog!