Stromboli is such a brilliant invention. Pizza in a LOG. What more could one ask for!
Our pizza of choice at home is a vegan Hawaiian (or Tropical), which in Australia consists of ham, cheese and pineapple. For the vegan version I use Redwood Cheatin’ Ham Slices and for the cheese I use either Notzarella or the stash of mozzarella Daiya I recently bought. For the sauce I use those Aldi organic pasta sauces.
I wanted to get Arthur and DeeW involved so they took turns with layering the ham and Daiya. I left out the pineapple as it would have made the stromboli a bit too soggy. So we pretty much rolled the dough out in to a long flat sausage shape, then made a long line of ham slices with the Daiya and pasta sauce scattered on top. Roll it up, cut some slits, watch the kids in hysterics because we’re cooking a giant log… fun for all the family.
DID THEY STOP THEIR OOMPA LOOMPA-ESQUE PEALS OF LAUGHTER AND EAT THE STROMBOLI? (Arthur age ten and DeeW age nearly-seven)
Arthur: “This is really good but there’s a bit too much sauce and cheese. I prefer pizza but this is good. Hmmm. Just not with so much sauce and cheese.”
DeeW: “Good, but too much cheese. Next time make it without the cheese. That’s all.”
I think I’d save a lot more ham and cheese making a stromboli than a pizza. I’m glad Arthur and DeeW liked it but Husband won’t go near the vegan versions of meats and cheeses. He’d probably have a vegetarian version with mushrooms so I’ll consider that next time. Mine was made with some leftover Tofurky sausages, spinach, sundried tomato and Daiya and the dough is from a Jamie Oliver recipe I love.
I’m counting this as a success because Arthur and DeeW said I should make it again. The log wins!