This is absolutely yummy! Goes great with red wine too. 😉
Italian Appetizer Bread aka Stromboli
- 1 tablespoon Salted Butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic
- (1-pound) loaf frozen bread dough, thawed
- 1/4 pound thinly sliced Genoa salami
- 6 (1-ounce) slices Provolone Cheese, cut into strips
- 1/4 cup sliced stuffed green olives
- 2 green onions, sliced
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 teaspoon water
- Poppy seed, If Desired
Stir together butter and garlic in bowl. Roll out dough on lightly floured bread surface to 12-inch square. Place on lightly greased baking sheet; brush with butter mixture.
Layer salami, cheese, olives and onions in 3-inch strip down center of dough to 1/2-inch of top within and bottom, leaving 4 1/2 inches of dough on each side of filling.
Cut twelve 3-inch long strips, 1-inch apart, along both sides of filling. Fold strips at an angle across filling, alternating sides to give a braided effect. Pinch dough at bottom and top to seal.
Cover; let rise in warm place 30-45 minutes or until almost double in size. Combine egg and water in bowl; brush over braid. Sprinkle with poppy seed, if desired.
Heat oven to 350 ° F. Bake 25-35 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from baking sheet; cool 10 minutes. Cut into slices.