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Pepperoni Rolls

February 13, 2009

Laura’s Blog Entry

One of our new favorite taste treats was introduced to us by the lovely Holly Spears. Holly is a kickass singer songwriter, by the way. She is from West Virginia, and a regional specialty in those parts is Pepperoni Rolls. She graciously brought us a bag of them after a trip home and we fell in love with them.

So of course we had to figure out how to make them ourselves. After researching some recipes online I came up with this version.

Pepperoni Rolls

1 loaf of frozen bread dough, or 1 loaf worth of dough from your favorite white bread recipe
Stick pepperoni
Mozzarella cheese – fresh is really yummy, but regular will work
Pizza sauce for dipping

Thaw frozen dough until it is warm enough to cut and shape. Alternately, make homemade dough and let it rise once.

Chop pepperoni into a very small dice – I use a food processor for this step. Cut the fresh mozzarella into small cubes.

Cut dough into 8 equal pieces.

Slightly flatten each piece of dough into a rectangle. Cover with a layer of pepperoni and a few cubes of cheese. Roll up, jellyroll style and tuck under the ends to seal.

Place on a cookie sheet. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Slit the tops of rolls diagonally with a knife if you like. It looks pretty! No need to let them rise longer than the time it takes to heat oven. (The ones in the photo above rose a little too much.) Bake 10-15 minutes until rolls are golden brown.

Eat immediately or cool to room temperature. Serve with pizza sauce on the side for dipping, if you like.

Yum and yum.

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