We went up to help lighten the load a little bit and just spend a bit of time with the family. It was a great trip. We got to see and pet some cows, build a bonfire and roast marshmallows, eat at Primanti Bros. (not once but twice!!!), play outside on a beautiful spring day, watch a blizzard come through and then build snowmen and have a snow ball fight, go for a walk through the woods that T. grew up hunting in looking for morel mushrooms (finding nothing but ticks, egad!), and sharing a bunch of wonderful meals with family that we very rarely get to see. How can that not be good?
Grandma and the Grandkids watching the bonfire. This was a beautiful day. The next day it snowed!!!
Snow Angels for Peter of Kalofagas
Lunch from Primanti Bros. The perfect meal of efficiency! A pastrami sandwich with French Fries and coleslaw on white bread! Why mess with sides when you can have it all together!
So this is really what this post is about…Pepperoni Rolls. One of the things that we always do when we are faced with a long drive is to plan food for the trip. We do not eat fast food so it makes us feel really bad when we have nothing to eat on a road trip but burgers and fries. We always pack sandwiches but this time T. wanted to try something different and was it ever good! I had never really heard of these before and I guess they are a regional thing from West Virginia and Pennsylvania are. He made them with a great dough recipe using the bread machine and then stuffed them with mozzarella cheese and ground up pepperoni. These are shelf stable and left us full and satisfied during a very, very long drive to PA!!!
1 recipe for your favorite baguettes or the recipe we used for the bread machine follows!
From The Bread Lover’s Bread Machine Cookbook
1 1/2 cups water
3 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
2 tsp gluten with vitamin C
1 3/4 tsp salt
2 1/2 tsp SAF yeast or 1 Tbsp bread machine yeast
- Place all the ingredients in the pan according to the manufacturer’s instructions (mine has the liquid first, then all dry with yeast last in a well)
- Program for the dough cycle and press start.
- The dough ball will be sticky. Do not add more flour at this point.
Dough – see above
mozzarella cheese, grated
pepperoni, shredded using a food processor or sliced
- When the dough is done it’s cycle, remove from pan and separate into 8 individual dough balls.
- Punch down the dough and shape into 8 rectangles.
- Fill the dough with cheese and pepperoni
- Roll up the dough rectangles tucking in the ends as you go.
- Place seem side down on a greased baking sheet and bake in a preheated 450 degree oven for about 20 minutes or until nicely browned.
I am submitting this to BYOB (Bake Your Own Bread) hosted by Sandy of At the Baker's Bench. This is a great challenge to get you baking more of your own baked goods. Better for you and cheaper in the process!