Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Makin' the Dough

Last weekend, Frick and I went to visit my momma (a.k.a. Mammy) who was keeping little Gertie. It was a quick visit of girl time. Frick and Gertie were able to play dolls and tea peacefully while Mammy allowed me quite time to read magazines, clip coupons, and sleep. It is always a mini-reprieve for me. It's nice to have some time to relax.

Mammy doesn't relax while we are there, though. She is always bustling around, doing something. Funny, how that trait skipped me.

While we there, she made pepperoni rolls for us. Frack had asked for them last time we there. Since he didn't come with us, she wanted to send some home to him. Here is the recipe that she uses.

Bread for Pepperoni Rolls
1/2 c. warm water
2 pkgs. yeast
1/2 c. sugar
1/3 c. Crisco
2 c. lukewarm milk
2 eggs
1 Tb. salt
2 c. flour + 4 c. flour + 1 c. flour

Dissolve the yeast in the warm water. Combine with the rest of the ingredients, beating with a mixer. Add 4 cups of additional flour. Add 1 more cup of flour until dough doesn't stick to hands. Take out of bowl and knead on a floured board. Grease bowl and let rise 1 hour and 15 minutes in a warm place.

The only warm place in Mammy's house - next to the gas fireplace.

Roll out into a large rectangle. Sprinkle with chopped pepperoni and mozzarella cheese.

Roll up and seal edges.

Place on baking pan and let rise for 1 hour. Bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes or until the edges turn brown.


Ben said...

Welcome to WV!

I like to add a bit of pesto to mine. Not traditional, but awesome.

Brindi said...

Ooohhh...that would be good. I had pesto pizza for dinner this evening.


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