The boys, anyway. I left at 3:30 to teach a class in Red Deer with Erin, and didn’t get home until well past midnight. (It’s pushing 1 now, and I have to be up at 5:30 to go to the Eyeopener tailgate party at CBC. I have the sausage and beer, so they can’t really start without me.)
W is on a pizza kick, and I didn’t want to make it too easy for them to order one (or more likely two) in my absence. These are like pizza pockets if they had pizza pockets in Europe, which I’m sure they do. (Not really calzone; more compact and less stuffed.) I thawed a wad of pizza dough and baggie of roasted peppers (they freeze beautifully if you buy a bunch to roast while they’re in season and cheap, or if you visit Vancouver and buy a suitcasefull for 65 cents a pound and just wear all your clothes at once when you come back on the plane) and made a quick batch to get them through the afternoon/evening. (These also freeze well; freeze before you bake them, and bake from frozen.)
Stromboli are rolled-up pizza-like sandwiches you can hold in your hand. It’s not as messy as a calzone, having no tomato sauce, but the roasted peppers make up for it, making them kind of tomato-esque without the sauce.
1 batch pizza dough
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
12 slices Black Forest or honey ham (about 100 g)
12 slices thinly sliced Provolone, Edam, havarti or mozzarella cheese (about 150 g)
1-2 roasted red peppers, chopped or cut into strips
1 egg, lightly beaten
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Divide the dough into 6 pieces and roll each into an 8” circle on a lightly floured surface. Sprinkle each piece with Parmesan cheese and layer with ham, provolone and red peppers.
Roll the dough up, folding the ends over and pinching them to seal. Place the rolls on a cookie sheet and brush with the beaten egg. Cut a few small vents in each roll to let the steam out.
Bake for about 30 minutes, until golden. Let cool slightly before serving. Makes 6 stromboli.
Per stromboli: 348 calories, 8.5 g total fat (4.1 g saturated fat, 2.8 g monounsaturated fat, 0.8 g polyunsaturated fat), 18.9 g protein, 47.8 g carbohydrate, 62 mg cholesterol, 2.5 g fiber. 22% calories from fat