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Summer at the Lloyd home means grandchildren visiting! It’s the time we have alone with our grandchildren we treasure. A time we really get to know them.
Currently we have Hunter, age 11, and Taylor, age 8, spending two weeks with us. Nik, age 15, joined us for three nights so that meant lots of cooking. The grandkids are currently munching their way through the third batch of chocolate chip cookies. It’s always a bit of a challenge to accommodate everyone’s individual tastes, but if the recipe includes the word “pizza,” it’s generally a hit with everyone!
A couple of evenings ago I made Pizza Stromboli. The only problem was I should have doubled the recipe! I have forgotten how much food growing youngsters can consume. This recipe takes a little effort but all agreed it was worth it!
1 pkg active dry yeast
3/4 cup warm water
4 1/2 tsp honey
1 Tbsp dry milk powder
1 1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
2 tsp Italian seasoning
1 tsp salt
4 1/2 tsp pizza sauce (I used Ragu spaghetti sauce)
3/4 cup chopped pepperoni
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese, 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
2 Tbsp finely chopped onion
1 Tbsp chopped olives and mushrooms (optional)
Dissolve yeast in warm water, stir in honey and dried milk. Stir ‘til well blended. Mix together 1 cup flour, whole wheat flour and seasonings. Add to yeast mixture along with pizza sauce, then add remaining flour to form a soft dough. Knead 6-8 minutes, place in greased bowl, cover and let rise ‘til double.
Roll out on lightly floured surface to a 14” by 12” rectangle. Sprinkle with pepperoni, onion, olives, mushrooms, 1/4 cup cheddar, Parmesan and 2 Tbs of mozzarella.
Roll up, place on greased or parchment lined cookie sheet, cover with towel and let rise for 45 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cheese, bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until tooth pick comes out clean. Slice, serve warm with warmed spaghetti or pizza sauce for dipping. Have a great week!!