Monday, June 25, 2012

Pepperoni Pizza Roll

From: Here

1 package Rhodes bread dough
Mozzarella cheese
Parmesan cheese
Italian seasoning, or oregano, or basil, or parsley, or any combination
Garlic powder or garlic salt
Any other pizza ingredients you might want

Loosely cover the frozen bread dough with plastic wrap. Allow dough to thaw for a few hours at room temperature. When dough is completely thawed it will be puffed up a bit. When dough is completely thawed it will be puffed up a bit. Brush dough with olive oil or whatever cooking oil you prefer. Lay pepperoni on dough covering entire surface. Sprinkle with shredded mozzarella cheese. Next, sprinkle with shredded Parmesan cheese. You can use grated from a can if that is what you already have on hand...but you can buy the shredded Parmesan in a bag. Lightly sprinkle with Italian herbs...basically, some dried oregano, parsley and basil. Be careful, not too much....oregano can be very strong and you don't want too much! Add a sprinkling of garlic powder. Roll up dough starting at one edge of square.  Place rolls on baking sheet, leaving space between. Brush some melted butter on top of uncooked pepperoni roll. You do not need to let rise. Bake it right away. It will rise up in the oven perfectly. Bake at 375 degrees for approx. 15 to 25 minutes.
Oven temps. and times may vary. When done, top of roll should be golden brown and you should be able to make a tapping sound on the crust with your fingernail...just the same as when baking bread.  Make sure you allow pepperoni roll to cool completely before serving.

My picture is AWFUL! It doesn't do justice to this food, so please click over to the original recipe to see beautiful pictures. :)  This is basically the same recipe as the calzones we make (and I've made those into strombolis before) but I wanted to try this because of the bread dough. I've never used bread dough before. I cooked these for 25 minutes and they were still a bit doughy in the middle. But once I finally got them cooked all the way through they were delicious!! I think if I did this again I would stick with pizza crust from a can or homemade dough. Or maybe just do a calzone - those never end up doughy for me! But I would recommend that you try this recipe, for sure!

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