I give the credit for this one to the Mr – he stumbled upon the idea and dropped massive hints for me to give it a go. And I’m bloody glad he did! (Inspiration came from the wonderful Beyond Kimchee blog)
Here is what you will need to make one large Stromboli.
For the Dough
NOTE – you could also use ready made dough or a dough mix from the supermarket.
For the Filling
First, sift the flour into a large bowl (or stand mixer with dough hooks attached) and add the yeast, sugar and salt. Don’t put the salt directly onto the yeast as it can kill it. Then give it a quick mix. Add in the warm water and mix together until a dough forms. Knead on a lightly floured surface for about 10 minutes until the dough is soft and pliable.
If you are using a stand mixer – mix on low until a dough forms then increase the speed to medium/high and mix for about 4-5 minutes until the dough is soft and pliable.
Place the dough into a large, lightly oiled bowl, cover with either cling film or a damp tea towel then leave to prove for about an hour in a draft free place.
Next, layer on the meats and mozzarella down the middle of the dough. I always alternate – mozzarella, ham, salami… repeat until you reach the end of the dough.
Now you know how wide the filling is – make equal markings down both sides. These will make the lattice strands.
Then top with a handful of torn, fresh basil leaves & some freshly cracked black pepper.
This is now probably one of my favourite recipes! It’s simple to make, absolutely delicious and always goes down well with friends/family. AND you can always change it up by messing with the fillings. Maybe try a bit of chorizo, some slices of fresh tomato or even sliced cooked sausages! You could really play about with this recipe – it’s so versatile!
Hope you enjoyed the post guys n gals.
Until next time.