Spicy Meat and Cheese Stromboli


1 pizza dough recipe follows..(can be store bought)
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour or corn meal
About 24 slices of pepperoni
6 slices provolone, deli sliced or mozerella
6 slices Italian hot ham
8 slices Genoa salami
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning blend
2 tablespoons grated Parmigiano or Romano
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (i wouldnt use this much way to much unless you like ALOT of heat 1/4-1/2tsp is a good amount)
1 teaspoon garlic powder
Simple Marinara Dipping Sauce, recipe follows, optional


Preheat oven to 400° F.

Roll out dough into a rectangle shape. Cut the thin rectangular dough into 4 equal pieces, working across the dough: cut it in half and cut each half in half again. Cover each piece of dough with: 6 slices pepperoni, 1 1/2 slices cheese, 1 1/2 slices hot ham and 2 slices Genoa salami. Roll each piece on an angle from corner to corner making a long roll that is thicker in the middle and thinner on each end. Brush rolls with extra-virgin olive oil then mix sesame seeds, cheese, italian seasoning, and pepper flakes in a small cup, sprinkle and pat the mixture into the dough. Bake until evenly golden, 12 to 14 minutes then serve. If desired, serve with Dipping Sauce.

Pizza Dough:

1 cup hot water
1tbsp yeast (dissolve in 1/4 cup warm water)
1tbsp sugar
1tbsp olive oil
1tsp salt

Mix in kitchen-aid mixer using dough hook. Add flour until dough is no longer sticky and pulls away from sides of bowl. About 3 1/2 cups.

Simple Marinara Dipping Sauce:

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 teaspoon hot red pepper flakes (dont put it all in at once..start with a sprinkle and add up to 1 tsp to liking)
1 tablespoon anchovy paste, optional but recommended
1 tablespoon chopped flat-leaf parsley
1 (15-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
Salt and pepper

Heat a small pot over medium heat. Add extra-virgin olive oil, garlic, pepper flakes and anchovy paste. Cook 2 minutes. Add parsley, tomatoes, salt and pepper. Stir sauce, bring to a bubble and simmer 5 minutes over low heat then place in small bowl and serve.

Yield: 2 cups