Monday, December 12, 2011


This little package of goodness has become a holiday tradition in our household, every year from Thanksgiving to New Years I end up making this bad boy about a dozen times! I made this one for a Christmas party that we went to on Saturday and it was a hit, I had a handful of people come up to me and tell me that I needed to try it. So I had to break the news to them, yes the blonde can cook! Make this once and I guarantee you will make it again, and again...and again. You just can't go wrong with meat, cheese and bread!


2 T of minced garlic
appx 1/4 c of olive oil
1 loaf of Italian or French bread dough
(you can make your own or buy it, I use Rhodes frozen French bread dough)
1/3 lb of sliced genoa salami
1/3 lb of sliced provolone
1/3 lb of sliced pepperoni
4 green onions chopped
about 2 roasted red bell peppers (these can be bought in the jar or you can roast your own, see below for roasting instructions)
1 egg white mixed with a splash of water

*Roasted red bell peppers*

The idea here is to char the skin.
Turn your oven on to broil-hi, place the bell peppers directly on the oven rack. Let them roast for 5-10 min on each side or until they look burned. Take them out of the oven and place in a bowl, seal tightly with Saran wrap (this will help the skin separate from the pepper) after they are cooled remove the skin, stem and seeds, then shred into strips with your hands. Your house should be smelling amazing at this point!


Pre-heat oven to 350
If using frozen dough thaw out according to package directions then let it sit at room temp for about 20-30 min before rolling it out
Heat olive oil and minced garlic on med-low for 5-8 min being careful not to brown the garlic
Take the sliced salami, provolone and pepperoni and cut into strips
On a floured surface roll out the dough to almost the size of a cookie sheet
Place the dough on a parchment lined cookie sheet
With a brush apply mostly the garlic from the garlic/olive oil mixture to the center of the dough leaving the outer 2 inches around the dough un-oiled (do not use all of the oil, it will come out too greasy if you do)
Layer the strips of salami on the dough leaving the outer 2 inches bare
Layer the provolone over the salami then layer the pepperoni on top
Arrange the bell pepper strips over the pepperoni then sprinkle on the green onions
With kitchen shears cut a dozen one-ish inch strips on both long sides of the dough, make sure you have the same amount cuts on each side
Start at one end by pulling the end of the dough up onto the meat/cheese filling then take one dough strip from each side, gently pull to stretch and twist together (see pic below) do this until your package is complete
Brush the dough with the egg white
Place in heated oven for 20-25 min or until golden brown
Let cool for 10 min then use a pizza cutter to slice in between the bread strips

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