Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Years Eve Stromboli!

We were supposed to have a big party here tonight with lots of little kids, but everyone canceled. :( I guess it was for the best anyway, because Adrian has a horrid ear infection and a bad cough. Even though our littles weren't all feeling the best, we decided to go ahead with the Stromboli dinner because ... well because it is just tradition!

This is our first year attempting to make a gluten free Stromboli for Adrian, though. We used the Gluten Free Pantry - Favorite Sandwich Bread mix and added a little more rice flour to it. We put some out on the cookie sheet, put the fillings in and then put some over it, closing up the edges. It is flat and not rolled like a normal stromboli, but at least he gets to have something similar to the rest of us.

We had some bread dough left over so I gave it to Adrian to "knead" and make himself a loaf of bread. We added some more sugar, raisins and cinnamon to it so he could have a sweet bread. He had a blast making it. :)

By the time it was all ready he had fallen asleep. We woke him up to eat all his goodies. Here he is with his stromboli and bread.

For the rest of the family, we used this recipe for a really good pizza dough. You press it out on a cookie sheet and then spread the mixture given below out over it. Then add your "innards". We use cheese and pepperoni for the kids. We use ham, onions, green peppers, pepperoni, etc for ours.

Then you take it from the long end and start rolling it. When you are nearing the end, pull that end up and over the big roll, then grab the two side ends and pull them up and over it as well, sealing all the avenues of escape for the "innards". Turn it over so the seams are on the bottom and it looks like this.

1 tsp basil
2 TBS olive oil
2 eggs
1 TBS parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1 tsp parsley

Mix everything up with a whisk and spread on inside of stromboli.

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