Monday, December 19, 2011

pepperoni rolls

One of our favorite Christmas treats around here is Pepperoni Rolls!

Sometimes I make this into a couple loaves.
However they're prepared, they rock!

  • Pepperoni Rolls
  • 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
  • 1 1/3 cups warm water (110 degrees to 115 degrees F)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 package sliced pepperoni
  • 1 package sliced cheese, any flavor

In a mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the sugar, oil, salt and 2-1/2 cups flour. 
Beat until smooth. 
Stir in enough remaining flour to form a stiff dough. 
Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. 
Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. 
Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.

Once risen, place dough on lightly floured surface and divide into approximately 24 balls.
Flatten a roll of dough, place 2-3 pepperonis in the middle.
Sprinkle with a pinch of cheese on top of pepperoni
 and pinch dough closed.
Place into a greased pan.
Once pan is full, bake at 375 for 15-18 minutes.


Laurie said...

Yum! These West Virginia originals are on my list!

Lisa Evans said...

This is a great recipe. Thank you for sharing. My 15 year old son ate all 24 in less than two days. We are making another batch today.