Monday, July 23, 2012

Ham and Cheese Stromboli ( JO Pizza Dough)

When i was still looking for a Jamie Oliver's recipe to participate in my buddy, Zoe's event, Cook Like A Star, i came upon Jeannie's post on her  Dates Bread Loaf using JO's pizza dough recipe. How yummy that looks and so fluffy by using a pizza dough and as i read further, i understand that the dough can be stored in fridge or freezer after making its first proof meaning that we dont have to shape or prebake the crust first, just dump the dough for refrigeration for later use. I like that because that really saves time, i want to make a few and keep in my fridge. I made half of the JO's original recipe and divided that into 4 separate doughs. This is what i came up with using one portion of the dough, after sits overnight in the fridge..a Ham Stromboli, together with a couple more of ingredients like sundried tomatoes, capsicum and cheese.

Jamie Oliver's Pizza Dough Recipe ( from here )
makes 4 portions, each portion about 6.6oz after proof
500gms bread flour /00 flour ( i used 00 flour)
1.5 tbsp sea salt
7gm of instant yeast ( i used 10gm)
1/2 tbsp caster sugar
2tbsps extra virgin olive oil
325ml lukewarm water

1.In a jug, mix the olive oil, sugar and yeast into water and leave for a few minutes.
2.In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and salt  using a fork to stir to mix, then attach the dough hook and let it run on low speed. Slowly pour in the yeast mixture till the everything comes to a rough dough and continue beating till the dough is smooth. I let them beat on medium speed for about 8 minutes.
3.Remove the dough and transfer it to a lightly floured surface, shape them into a ball and let it proof in a big bowl till double its size. After proofing, you can use the dough immediately or store them in fridge or freezer ( in clingwrap) until required.

Ham and Cheese Stromboli ( idea from BHG magazine )
4 pieces of ham
5 pieces of sundried tomatoes ( cut into small pieces)
a small portion of red or green capsicum, chopped into pieces
some mozarella cheese, shredded
black pepper
egg wash

1.Preheat oven to 190C, lined your baking tray and sprinkle some cornmeal
2.Dust the working surface with some flour and rolling pin, roll out the dough into a rectangle shape, 9" X6.5"
Arrange ham slices on dough, leaving about 1/2 inch on border, sprinkle with some cheese, follow by sundried tomatoes and capsicum , sprinkle some black pepper and another layer of remaining cheese. Starting from the long side of the dough, roll them up into a log, pinch the ends to seal.
3.Place loaf, seam side down onto the baking tray, brush with egg. Using a sharp knife, cut slits on top for steam to escape, bake for about 25-30 minutes or until golden. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting to serve.

I'm submitting this to Cook Like A Star ( Jamie Oliver ) -July 2012 hosted by Bake for Happy Kids
also linking it to Recipe box Linky 6 hosted by Bizzy Bakes
and BYOB -Bake Your Own Bread hosted by Girlichef


  1. OMG what a perfect breakfast over there! I am drooling badly here!

  2. Lena...this looks good ! I once made this from the 500 pizza and flatbread book and it was good ! I must try this out again using pizza dough :)

  3. Lena, this looks wonderful! I'm always up for a good stromboli! I guess we are both in pizza moods today!

  4. Can I have some for my breakfast?? LOL. But seriously this looks very tempting and I love the clicks.
    Have a nice day!

  5. now i know what to do with my excess pizza dough ;) this looks so colorful and delicious!

  6. I'm drooling all over my keyboard now. I'm a sucker for processed meat and cheese!! :p

    So this is called stromboli :)

  7. U really cook like a star now !! All the professional recipes attempted ! And it sure looks very delicious and tempting.. I love the combi of ham and cheese definitely .. you can never go wrong with these 2 together !

  8. What a yummy treat! Get some pak kopi ready, I'll be over in a jiffy! Got some-more ah? If no, well, you do still have some frozen dough..... hahahaha!

  9. yeah, your ham Stromboli makes me drooling now, lena...very creative way to wrap the ingredients in pizza dough...
    long time no see, how are you? :)

  10. Lena your stromboli looks great. I like how good the bread looks all the way through. Good idea to freeze or refrigerate the extra dough to pull out when you need it.

  11. Wow! What an excellent idea! Looks so stunning & delicious with hams & cheese! Will try for weekends coz usually I make pizza during the weekend. My sons requested it, if can they would love to have it almost everyday... PIZZA! lol

  12. HI Lena, this looks like the kind of snack my kids would love with ham and cheese. It's a great idea and will try this sometime.

  13. The stromboli looks very delicious Lena! I just had dinner, but I'm already drooling!

  14. Yup , my mouth is watering right now ! lol It looks absolutely scrumptious ! Another must-try recipe !

  15. I really like this. It looks so delicious!

  16. Dear Lena,

    Your ham and cheese stromboli
    Looks delicious and mouth watering
    Finger licking good, it has to be
    I can hear my stomach rumbling

    Good that you will heed my advice
    To make exercise a weekly affair
    A healthy life will not lack spice
    Have a great week, do take care

    Regards from dreamer

  17. Lena,
    Well done! Yours ham stromboli makes me so hungry now. I don't quite like eating pizza but i like the idea using pizza dough to wrap ham and cheese.
    Definately will give it a try :)

  18. Oh, I love Jamie's pizza dough...I've made it a few times before, but sort of forgotten about it. Thanks for the reminder. And this stromboli looks amazing - another Fave! Happy you've shared it w/ BYOB =)

  19. What a great way to make an easy to pack-up-for-a-picnic style sandwich. Self contained until you get there and then slice and eat. Thank you for sharing this with BYOB!

  20. I'm supposed to be in bed now. I'm just looking at the wrong thing!Looks like I'm going to dream of fresh homemade bread tonight.....haha. Your stromboli (new name to me...haha) looks very delicious....mmm. This would be great for parties too. Thanks very much for sharing.

  21. Coincidentally I made ham and cheese whole meal bread too yesterday. However mine didn't look as nice as yours. :P my kids were complaining why I made wholemeal bread, hahaha! (trying to be healthy that's why, lol!) I guess if I have seen your post earlier, and tried your recipe instead, my kiddos will be so happy!

  22. its kinda like a more simply version of a muffaletta! I love it. The nice swirl inside the dough is just enticing!

  23. Totally agree that this looks like a great bread recipe from Jamie Oliver :D

    Making the bread in the form of Stromboli is even better! This will be a great picnic idea for our coming Spring season :D

  24. I like the look of this stromboli so easy to pack for lunch huh! I like this dough too because I can really keep it in the fridge for up to a week! Thanks for the shout out:D

  25. Wow! This looks so good and beautiful.

  26. Love this pizza dough idea, can be store in fridge for later use, must try this one day.

  27. Eileen@Hundred Eighty DegreesJuly 24, 2012 at 9:10 PM

    Hi Lena, this looks good.

  28. Oh this looks good, as I'm reading your post my daughter says "We need food!" I'm off to buy the ingredients - they are going to be thrilled!
    Mary x

  29. Hi Lena, like I said before, women like you don't grow on trees....And the kind of woman dangerous to bachelors....but love by mothers everywhere...a DIL who can cook up a storm, fancy or local.
    I sure am impressed with this dish, looks sooo good!
    Have fun, keep well.

  30. This looks perfect! I have sadly never had anything like this before, but I definitely want to try it soon!

  31. Wow Lena, this look so good...a whole meal all together :) I would love to try this out...and soon :)
    Hope you are having a great week!

  32. Hi Lena, your stromboli look good, very well done.
    Anymore left or not? LOL

    Have a nice day.

  33. That's a really creative way to jazz up a regular pizza. Thanks for sharing! I shall give this a go next time any of us crave for bread with toppings (fillings)!

  34. Oh Lena, what a wonderful Stromboli you've made! I, of course, could never make pizza dough, but I do buy it frozen once in a while. (is that cheating, lol:) The sun dried tomatoes are a new ingredient for me. I must try them!

    Thank you so much for sharing...

  35. This looks great! I'll have to try and remember it next time I make pizzas, nice to have a bit of variety.

  36. Love2cook: thank you, your fish sambal still in my mind!!

    elin: you just reminded me of that book again, i still hv a few recipes there that i want to try! that blini!

    chris: yes, i hv looked at your pizza..fantastic and i just made one today!!

    anuja: thanks so much, dear! you hv been so supportive!!

    janine: yeah, i'v emade a pizza today and am still thinking what to make next out of that dough..good that we can freeze it!

    yvonne: i dont trust you!! this is just ham..sure you know what to do with that..hehe

    joyce@ccooky: glad that your comment this time didnt go into my spam! Yes, just pretending to be a star! LOL!

    joyce: haha! you very smart! what you want? i make for you!!

    sherleen: HELLO! how are you?? long time never see your posting. Very busy kah?

    lyndsey: yes, very glad that it's able to keep in the fridge, there may be some other dough recipes that do the same but hv yet to find out :) Now i still hv one more in the freezer.

    Kit: wah, your children must be very ' angmoh' when it comes to eating. hey , you can also try to use pizza dough to make calzones too!

    mich: put in their fav ingredients and delight them with this 'pizza'! haha!

    chris: thank you!

    jasline:thank you! make some!

    anne: hope you will enjoy eating like i did!

    ellen: thank you!

    jes: hi,thanks for coming by, just visited your site and very glad to know another blogger!

  37. dear anonymous:

    chicken pie is coming up next
    wonder your stomach will hv the same effect
    have not gone for exercises yet
    cos the lazy pig is pulling me back
    have a fruitful day with what you're doing
    warmest regards from me at frozen wings.

  38. cass: u dont like pizza? i have a pizza coming up soon!!ha!

    heather: thank you for visiting, my pleasure to participate in your BYOB event! Hope to join again next month!

    michelleK : yes, these are great snacks on the go! thanks for coming by and thanks for hosting the bread event!

    marymoh: hi mary, hope you are getting better now. dont drool, sure you can make bread, will be dropping by your site soon!

    bee2: ah, you still can make these anytime. i also agree that most kids prefer soft white bread compared to wholemeal!

    jessica: thanks a lot, i also like how the swirls turned out!

    zoe: yes, very convenient that we can store the dough in the freezer prior shaping them. I still have one more recipe for JO!

    jeannie: i hv to thank you for featuring JO pizza dough..i was glad to read about keeping the dough, that's why i made them!

    yan: thank you for your encouraging words!

    sonia: yes, very convenient, saves time!

    eileen: thank you!!

    mary: i hope you and your kids will like this idea of turning their pizza into this!

  39. lee: thanks very much on the compliments, you always 'see me up' haha! but why..women grow on trees??

    cathleen: if you can make bread, i'm sure you can make this too! hope you will like it!

    juliana: would love to see you making it too! have a good week too!

    amelia: tak lak!! LOL!

    kelly: actually we can make calzones too other than pizza and also bread as seen in jeannie's blog.

    louise: oh, it's totally understandable using a store bought pizza crust, it's also very convenient, yeah , next time chk out some sundried tomatoes, they make nice accompaniment in sandwiches too!

    allthatimeating: yeah, can even make a bread loaf as seen in my friend, jeannie's blog!

  40. This pizza dough sounds interesting. Can make and kept refrigerated till required. Like the fillig too!

  41. This would be a great lunch for me, with some side salad and fruit.

  42. Lena, I love the look of your stromboli. Wish I can have it for my brunch today. haha...

  43. i made something similar some months back and called it Farmer's Blanket:D

  44. cheah: maybe there are other pizza dough recipes that can be kept in freezer too, i also hope to try other recipes next time. Very convenient.

    angie: yes, me too!!

    kristy: thank you dear!

    missyblurkit: farmer's blanket? this is a new name to me. i must google and see what is that!

  45. Lena, Stromboli? Never heard of that before. You are more "Quay" than me. hahaha. Nice, will definitely try this out someday. I notice that there is improvement in your photos, so now you are mastered how to use your camera to its full potential? Good for you.

  46. Hi there - I stumbled across this when I was going through some older stuff - it is a great use of ham. Would you be happy to link it in to Food on Friday: Ham. Have a great week.

  47. Thanks for linking this in. Cheers