Monday, May 19, 2014

Spinach and Mozzarella Stromboli

Homemade pizza is one of my favorite meals. While I love making a traditional pizza with mozzarella and tomato sauce, I also love using homemade pizzas as a perfect way to finish off some leftovers. Leftover taco meat, make a pizza. Leftover roasted vegetables, throw them on a pizza. A few extra pieces of lunchmeat, on the crust they go. That grilled chicken you just couldn't quite finish, on the crust it goes. You can really put almost anything on a pizza, and it's always delicious. Sometimes I like to change it up and instead of making a pizza, I'll take my pizza dough with all it's yummy fillings and roll it up into what I call a stromboli. It's just a different take on the normal pizza, it's just as tasty, and fun for a change. And again, you can throw anything at all inside. I've done ham and swiss, sausage and cheese, salami and mozzarella, you get the idea. For this particular stromboli I went very simple with fresh spinach, a little garlic, and some mozzarella. So easy and so good!


Pizza Dough
Adapted from 500 Pizzas and Flatbreads by Rebeca Baugniet
  • 1 cup bread flour
  • 1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon instant yeast
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3/4 -1 cup warm water

Mix together flours, yeast and salt. Add in the honey, olive oil and water. Knead together until you form a soft, smooth dough, adding more water if the dough is too wet, and more flour if the dough is too dry, this will probably take 4-6 minutes using a stand mixer with a dough hook. 

Place dough in a lightly oiled bowl and let rise until double in size, about 1-1 1/2 hours. 

Take dough out of bowl, split in two, and you are ready to make your pizza, or stromboli, or whatever it is you want to do with your pizza dough! 

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