1 Tbl. yeast
1 1/3 warm water
1/4 oil
1/2 tsp. salt
4-5 cups flour.
Mix together til a soft dough forms. Let rise for about 45 minutes. Divide the dough in half.
3 Tbl. mustard
12 slices American cheese
12 slices hard salami
1 1/2 lbs. ground beef (browned and drained)
1/2 pound thin sliced cooked ham
4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
oregano to taste
Bake @ 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool before cutting into thin slices. According to recipe these freeze well!

Here is our dough

Here it is after I rolled it out on the counter, on the cookie sheet.

Here it is AFTER I reread the directions! (yeah, I'm that kind of cook!) =) You will need 2 cookie sheets!

Here is where we change the filling. My kiddos do not like mustard so we use pizza sauce. I didn't measure 3 tablespoons I just spread some down the middle.

Next comes the toppings: we use pepperoni instead of salami, we also used ground sausage instead of beef. (and ham too)

Next comes cheese. I used mozzarella and cheddar.
I personally love getting my kids involved in the kitchen. Yeah it might make a little more mess, but I think it's fun for all of us. At this house often times they start getting the crankies around supper, this generally helps! They feel useful, they are learning cooking basics, and having fun.
Next step is a fun one!!! You cut slits down both sides.
Option: The recipe tells you to spread dough into a 15x12 rectangle. Load up one side of the dough with toppings and fold over the remaining dough, then seal the edges.
When my mom made Stromboli growing up she always cut the slits, that is why I do it this way, plus I think it looks so much prettier!
Then you start overlapping the slits you cut.
Here it is all done.
Optional: Spread oil over the top and sprinkle with oregano
Here it is fresh from the oven!
Yummmm.............. Can you taste it?????
*If you choose to do the fold over, your toppings will go on the left or right side instead of in the middle!


Sarah February 4, 2010 at 11:32 AM  

Your version sounds (and looks) delicious! Looks like something MY family would enjoy!!!

Gaertegang February 4, 2010 at 11:40 AM  

Mmm looks yummy! I haven't made anything like that and I think I should after that yummy display! Thanks for the idea and recipe!!

Megan February 5, 2010 at 6:41 AM  

Looks delicious!! I haven't made that in a long time!!

thanks for the reminder

Melissa February 5, 2010 at 11:21 AM  

Are their LEFTOVERS!? I will be up right away to devour them. :)

Your braided bread reminds me of a pumpkin and apple strudel I use to make... mmmm. So pretty!


Genesa February 5, 2010 at 11:22 AM  

Yes Melissa, we have leftovers! Come on up! =)


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