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Easy Stromboli

Easy Stromboli

Last week I got to make this Easy Stromboli with a famous baker in my own kitchen! Well, maybe you’ve never heard of him but there’s a very good chance that you’ve tasted his bread before. If you happened to buy a sandwich from a Subway restaurant in the 1980’s, then you have definitely tried bread made by Tony Pestritto.

Easy Stromboli

Tony and my mother-in-law came to visit us here in Georgia for the week of Mother’s Day. They both live in South Florida. It was so much fun for me to observe a professional baker do his thing in my very own little kitchen. And this Easy Stromboli that he made was sooooooo delicious! And as the title reveals, it is very simple to make!

Easy Stromboli

Before I get to the step-by-step instruction for this recipe, let me tell you a little bit about Tony.

Anthony C. Pestritto is a retired entrepeneur who has actually lived the American dream. He started with nothing and built an international business. Stromboli was just one of the many products that helped in his success. He’s an excellent baker; a skill he learned by growing up in an Italian family of bakers in New Jersey. His greatest success was to be the first baking company to supply frozen dough to the Subway Restaurant Company. He sold his bakery to the Heinz Company in 1990, but still has all of his amazing recipes which he utilizes to this day.

Easy Stromboli

This Easy Stromboli recipe is something anyone can do though because you start with pre-made pizza dough which you can find at your local grocery store. We got this dough from the Publix bakery.

Start by spreading the dough on a lightly floured surface. (We used two pieces of dough that were 11″ x 14″ each.) Add sliced pepperoni which you can buy from the deli.

Easy Stromboli

Then add sliced sharp cheddar cheese.

Easy Stromboli

Roll up the dough and place on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Cut a few slits in the top with a sharp knife. Brush with oil and sprinkle with Italian seasoning (if desired). Cover with a kitchen towel and let the dough rest for 20-30 minutes.

Easy Stromboli

Bake at 350°F for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

Easy Stromboli

Let it cool slightly.

Easy Stromboli

Slice and serve with marinara sauce.

Easy Stromboli

Here’s Tony with the finished product. Not only is he a great baker but he also happens to be a very sweet man. It was a pleasure having him and my mother-in-law, Gerre, visit us for a few days. And the Easy Stromboli was a big hit at my house. Everyone really loved it. What a great recipe to serve for lunch, dinner, or even as a hearty snack. Delicioso!

Easy Stromboli

Ingredients

  • Store-bought pizza dough
  • Sliced pepperoni
  • Sliced sharp cheddar cheese
  • Olive oil
  • Italian seasoning

Instructions

  1. Spread dough on lightly floured surface.
  2. Add pepperoni & cheese.
  3. Roll up and seal edges.
  4. Brush with oil and sprinkle with Italian seasonings.
  5. Place on a greased cookie sheet. Cover with a kitchen towel and let the dough rest for 20-30 minutes.
  6. Bake at 350° for 20-25 or until golden brown.
  7. Let cool slightly. Slice and serve with marinara sauce.
http://www.momlovesbaking.com/easy-stromboli/

Easy Stromboli

4 Responses to Easy Stromboli

  1. Darcy Butkus says:

    Beautiful pictures, beautiful story. You have a very special talent and it shows! Nice job!

  2. Lyndsey Ballard says:

    This is fantastic, what a cool tribute to my grandfather! This brought back memories of my childhood which was filled with “pepperoni bread”, as we called it. Thank you for doing this feature, Lise! We adore your mother in law 🙂 – Lyndsey (Tony’s oldest daughter Carol’s oldest daughter 🙂

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