Pizza Roll Sandwiches With Salami, Cream Cheese & Rucola

If you are looking for a quick recipe for mother's day, here is one that may fit your fast lifestyle. A pizza roll sandwich with salami, cream cheese and rucola from Apron and Sneakers is a combination of fine dining ingredients in a handy sized presentation. May it be a casual or formal celebration, this pizza roll fits well for mother's day! 


500 g. flour (tipo "00") + extra for sprinkling
250 ml. lukewarm water + extra if necessary
25 g. (1 cube) fresh baker's yeast (lievito di birra)
2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp. salt 
480 g. salami
300 g. cream cheese like Philadelphia

  1. Make a little mountain of flour on a wooden board (or in a big bowl).  Mix in salt.
  2. Make a hole in the middle.
  3. Mix baker's yeast with the water.  Mix until completely melted.  
  4. Pour in the hole little by little.  
  5. Use your pointing finger to mix the flour with the liquid.  Start from the center going outwards in a circular motion.  Add extra virgin olive oil.  Add more water if necessary.
  6. Knead until you have a compact ball of dough.
  7. Put in a big bowl bigger and cover with a cloth.  Let it rise between 2 - 4 hours at room temperature.  You can also leave it overnight.  If you are in a hurry, put it in the oven at 35 degrees Celcius for one hour.
  8. When the dough has risen, divide it into 6 equal parts.  It should be elastic.  
  9. Sprinkle the wooden board with flour. Flatten the dough (1 of the 6 you divided) as thin as possible because the thinner the pizza is, the easier it will be to roll it when it's cooked. You can also work on each dough with your hands by flattening it with your hands and stretching the sides little by little.  To see how to do it, watch this video that I picked up in YouTube.   
  10. Transfer the flattened pizza dough on a pizza pan with the help of the rolling pin.  
  11. Bake at a pre-heated oven of 200 degrees Celcius for 2 - 3 minutes or until cooked through but still soft.
  1. When the pizza is not hot anymore, place it flat on a plate.
  2. Spread the cream cheese.  
  3. Distribute the rucola, covering the cream cheese.
  4. Put the salami on top, covering all the space.
  5. Roll tightly.
  6. Slice in the middle.
Posted by Diane Araga, on May 12, 2013 at 9:00 AM