I grew up on strombolis and have always loved them. My kids have always preferred pepperoni and mozzarella, but feel free to use your imagination. Turkey and swiss, ham and cheddar...whatever suits your fancy. I love that this can be completely made in under an hour with fresh homemade dough. I use this same dough for cinnamon and orange rolls because it's nearly instant gratification. A lot of times I'll make 10 or so strombolis with most of the dough, then use the remaining dough to make sweet rolls for dessert.
Here's the recipe:
1/3 cup sugar
2 T. yeast
½ cup oil
1 ¼ cup warm water
1 beaten egg
½ t. salt
4 cups flour (all white, or may use one cup of wheat flour)
Mix sugar, yeast, oil and warm water until dissolved. Let stand for 15 minutes. Add the beaten egg. Mix and add the salt and flour. Add enough flour for a soft dough. Knead 5 minutes. You may either use the dough immediately or allow it to rest for 10 or 15 minutes. Pinch off plum sized chunks of dough and roll out into a 6 inch diameter circle. Place 5 pepperonis and half a string cheese in the middle and roll up egg roll style by folding the sides in first. Pinch to seal and place seam side down on a greased baking sheet. Allow to rest for 10 minutes, then bake at 375 for 15 minutes or until golden. Serve with marinara sauce for dipping. This amount of dough will make approximately 18 strombolis.
The finished product. I like to serve finger foods on the side as well. Saves washing all those forks...