Stromboli Ladder Loaf Recipe
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Stromboli Ladder Loaf Recipe

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In Greensboro, North Carolina, Chrystie Wear whips up homemade bread in her bread maker for this tasty filled pizza. “For variation, add veggies to the filling or make it a Rueben with salad dressing, corned beef, sauerkraut and Swiss cheese,” recommends Chrystie.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + rising Bake: 20 min. + standing
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + rising Bake: 20 min. + standing
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups water (70° to 80°)
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons nonfat dry milk powder
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups bread flour
  • 3 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 3/4 cup pizza sauce
  • 1 package (3-1/2 ounces) sliced pepperoni
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon water

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 259 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 554mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 15g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1-1/2 lean meat, 1 fat.


  1. In bread machine pan, place the first eight ingredients in order suggested by manufacturer. Select dough setting (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1-2 tablespoons of water or flour if needed). When cycle is completed, turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Roll into a 15-in. x 12-in. rectangle. Place on a greased baking sheet.
  2. Spread pizza sauce in a 3-in.-wide strip lengthwise down the center of dough to within 2 in. of ends. Arrange pepperoni over sauce; sprinkle with cheeses. On each long side, cut 1-in.-wide strips about 2-1/2 in. into center. Starting at one end, fold alternating strips at an angle across filling. Pinch ends to seal.
  3. Beat egg white and water; brush over dough. Bake at 425° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting. Yield: 1 loaf (2 pounds).
Editor's Note: We recommend you do not use a bread machine's time-delay feature for this recipe.
Originally published as Stromboli Ladder Loaf in Quick Cooking January/February 2006, p10

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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martsi22 User ID: 1495699 156465
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2010

"This dough was nice and soft, great texture. Te only thing I might do different the next time is make two loafs, this makes a large loaf, just a little two much bread to filling, or maybe spread filling all over dough and roll up like pizza roll loaf."

ladriver1 User ID: 1665438 156834
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2008

"could use frozen dough or a loaf of italian bread with the center cut out"

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