October 27, 2010

Pepperoni Roll...my own version

Hello everyone! 
Welcome! Thanks for stopping by! 
Here is my version of a pepperoni roll. It is soooo delicious! 
I have learned that there are some pretty fantastic pepperoni rolls in West Virginia...I would love to try one some day. 
This is just my version...a simple, yummy recipe that I make for my family for dinner once in a while. Everyone I have made this for LOVES it! I hope you give it a try!  

I love pepperoni rolls! I make this every so often and it's pretty tasty.
However, I am telling you though, this is not made from scratch.
But, this is one of those very easy, quick ways to make a pizza roll.
This is obviously not one of those healthful meals...
so eat at your own risk! LOL!
I use pre packaged frozen dough, cheese, pepperoni, some herbs and olive oil.

I like to use Rhodes brand.

(not being paid by Rhodes to say that...I just love their products)

Loosely cover the frozen bread dough with plastic wrap. Allow dough to thaw for a few hours at room temperature.

Roll dough out to approximately 11 x 11 square.

One frozen dough log makes one pepperoni roll.
Brush dough with olive oil or whatever cooking oil you prefer.

Lay pepperoni on dough covering entire surface. I like to use sandwich pepperoni from the deli.

Sprinkle with shredded mozzarella cheese.

Next, sprinkle with shredded Parmesan cheese. You can use grated from a can if that is what you already have on hand...but you can buy the shredded Parmesan in a bag. You'll find it right next to the other bags of shredded cheese. Wal Mart sells it for $1.99 and it is very good. I like using the shredded Parmesan in the bag because the flavor is so much better!

Lightly sprinkle with Italian herbs...basically, some dried oregano, parsley and basil. Be careful, not too much....oregano can be very strong and you don't want too much!

Add a sprinkling of garlic powder. I was all out of garlic powder, so I used garlic salt.

Roll up dough starting at one edge of square.

Place rolls on baking sheet, leaving space between.

Brush some melted butter on top of uncooked pepperoni roll.

You do not need to let rise. Bake it right away. It will rise up in the oven perfectly.

Bake at 375 degrees for approx. 15 to 25 minutes.
Oven temps. and times may vary.
When done, top of roll should be golden brown and you should be able to make a tapping sound on the crust with your fingernail...just the same as when baking bread.
Make sure you allow pepperoni roll to cool completely before serving.

As with any baking, keep an eye on your roll. This is just an estimated time. You'll know it's done when the roll is golden and makes a hard tapping sound when you tap it with your fingernail...just like when baking a loaf of bread.

The pepperoni roll will be oozing with cheese and looking quite scrumptious. Let it cool before cutting for heaven's sake! I know it's tempting to dive right in there, but give it time to cool and set up.

**Make sure you allow your pepperoni roll to cool completely before slicing!

Oh my gosh, this is a meal in itself. This makes a great dish to take to a friend's house for watching the football game, or to take on a picnic, or as an office treat for your friends. This definitely can stand alone for dinner with a tossed salad on the side. Everyone in my house LOVES it when I make these for dinner. It's a great leftover to take for lunch the next day too!

P.S. I do not claim this to be a West Virginia pepperoni roll. This is bread dough, pepperoni and mozzarella cheese....all rolled up and baked. :)