Thursday, January 26, 2012


My husband picked the dinner menu
this evening and he chose stromboli.
I googled stromboli to see how the
Italian folks made stromboli.
I grew up on Mennonite stromboli,
which is delicious also. It's stuffed with salami,
ham, sausage, mozzarella cheese and american cheese
and often has a layer of mustard on the bottom.
I wanted to try the original stromboli
and we really enjoyed this kind too.

Mix together dough and let rise until almost doubled.

Roll out and top with salami, sausage, pepperonis,
fresh mushrooms, black olives, onions, and jalapeno peppers.
Use your own discretion on the amounts there is no
right or wrong way. Add toppings as you please.

Pour on the cheeses... mozzarella, feta and fresh grated parmesan.

Fold in sides and ends and brush with egg wash
and sprinkle with oregano.

Sliced and ready to be dipped in marinara sauce.


1 cup water, warm
1 Tbsp. yeast
1 tsp. sugar
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. oil
A few shakes of
parsley flakes

10 slices of salami
1 lb. sausage, browned
fresh mushrooms, sliced
onion slices
1 small can of black olives
1/2 jalapeno pepper, sliced thin
mozzarella cheese
feta cheese
fresh Parmesan cheese

1 egg, beaten with a little water

marinara sauce for dipping

Combine warm water, yeast, sugar and oil. In another bowl
mix together flour, salt and spices. Make a well in your flour
mixture and pour in the yeast mixture. Mix together with fork until
it starts sticking together and then knead together with hands and
form into a ball. You may need to add a little more flour
while kneading. Place in your mixing bowl and cover. I usually turn
the burner on very low for a little until it's warm and then turn it off.
Set your bowl on warm burner (that's off) and this helps hurry
up the raising process. Let raise until almost doubled.

Sprinkle flour on the surface where you will be rolling out the dough.
Knead the dough a little and sprinkle the top with flour.
Roll out into a 12" x 20" rectangle. Top with
meats, vegetables and cheeses. I used mostly mozzarella
and sprinkled a light layer of feta and parmesan. 
Sprinkle with pepper. Fold in one side and wet the edges
with water. Fold the other side over top and seal ends.
Brush with egg wash and sprinkle with oregano.
Bake at 400 for 20 minutes. Cover with foil for 
a few minutes after removing from the oven.
This helps soften the dough. Slice and serve.



  1. Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipes and helpful tips. I've tried several recipes and they did not disappoint. I'm wondering if you would share the recipe for the cookies in your header? I've searched your blog and couldn't find the recipe.
    And a question for husband and I are in charge of games at our church sweetheart banquet....I've searched the web and just come up with The Newlywed Game. Would you know of any good ideas? Just thought I'd ask.
    May your day be blessed!

  2. Janelle, I will try to get the recipe to you tomorrow. Can I have your email so I can email it to you along with some game ideas?


    Thanks! :)