Pepperoni Rolls

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These pepperoni rolls are just like the amazingly unique pepperoni rolls found in almost all convenience stores in West Virginia and Southwestern Pennsylvania. A slightly sweet fluffy dough with spicy pepperoni makes for a delicious treat!

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Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
20 rolls

Ingredients

  • 1 cup warm water (100 degrees F/40 degrees C)

  • ½ teaspoon white sugar

  • 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast

  • 5 cups all-purpose flour

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 2 eggs, beaten

  • ½ cup butter, melted

  • 1 (8 ounce) package sliced pepperoni

Directions

  1. Stir together 1 cup warm water and 1/2 teaspoon sugar in a small bowl until sugar dissolves. Sprinkle yeast over water; let stand for 5 minutes.

  2. Mix flour, 3/4 cup sugar, and salt in a large bowl. Stir in yeast mixture, beaten eggs, and melted butter until dough comes together. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes. Place dough into a greased bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover with a light cloth; let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 1/2 hours.

  3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a cookie sheet.

  4. Punch down dough; divide into 20 equal pieces about the size of a golf ball. Using your hands, flatten each piece into a small rectangle, about 4 inches square.

  5. Place 3 overlapping slices of pepperoni down the center of each dough square. Place another row of 3 pepperoni slices next to the first. Roll dough around pepperoni, pinch the edges closed, and place rolls on the prepared cookie sheet.

  6. Bake rolls in the preheated oven until bottoms are lightly browned and tops are barely golden, 14 to 16 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

247 Calories
10g Fat
32g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 247
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 43mg 14%
Sodium 459mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 12mg 1%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 80mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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