Monday, May 4, 2009


Have you ever had stromboli? We hadn't until we tried this recipe. Let's just say, we were fans. You should try it some time. It's basically a cross between a loaf of bread and pizza/calzones. The possibilities are endless. Here are the two we tried. (The cheesy garlic is a must! Don't skip out on it.)
By the way, this recipe says it will serve 4, I say closer to 8. Seriously, we had 2 teenage boys, 3 adults, and 3 kids and still had one whole one left over, and that is not due to a lack of trying. We ate and ate (and enjoyed eating, might I add) but we were no match for this magnitude of food. Don't be scared though, it's not that much food. Just by no means think you have to double it for your family of 6.

2 ½ cups lukewarm water
2 tsp. yeast
1 Tbs. salt
3 Tbs. sugar
3 Tbs. vegetable oil
6 cups flour

Dissolve yeast in water, add remaining ingredients, let sit for 20 minutes knead for 2-3 minutes. Divide dough in half, let sit 10 minutes. Roll each out into a rectangle.
Rhodes Frozen Loaf dough
Thaw 1 loaf of bread by following package directions. Divide dough in half. Roll each out into a rectangle.

(This dough recipe is really yummy. We like to use it for our calzones as well.)

Cheesy Garlic filling:
We really loved this one, it was our favorite!
2 egg yolks(save whites for topping)
1 Tbs. oil
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. pepper
3/4 cup mozzarella

Mix together and brush evenly over one rectangle. This one is great as a "side dish" to your more filling roll.

Alfredo Deluxe filling:
1/3 cup Alfredo Sauce
1 piece boiled, shredded chicken
3 slices turkey bacon, cooked and chopped
1/8 cup canadian bacon, cooked
3/4 cup mozzarella
Spread other rectangle with Alfredo sauce. Top with chicken, turkey bacon, canadian bacon, and mozzarella.
This one didn't have quite enough big brass flavor to stand up to all the bread. Still yummy though, and the alfredo sauce was divine! (but yes, you can use store bought alfredo sauce as well)

Roll rectangle lengthwise and pinch together at seam. Place seam down on a greased 9x13 cookie sheet. Tuck ends under to prevent fillings coming out during baking. Both rolls can be placed on the same baking sheet. Top generously with egg whites, garlic salt, and oregano. Cook rolls together at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

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