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Mummboli For Halloween


Every monster and princess will want to gobble up this yummy Ruben sandwich dressed up like a mummy. You can also turn this into a strumboli with pizza ingredients.

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  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 pounds frozen bread dough, thawed, divided
  • 6 tablespoons thousand island dressing, divided
  • 8 ounces deli sliced pastrami, divided
  • 6 ounces deli sliced swiss cheese, divided
  • 1 (8-ounce) can sauerkraut, rinsed, drained and squeezed dry, divided
  • 1 piece roased red pepper from a jar
  • 2 pitted black olives
  • Ketchup


Servings 12
Preparation time 30mins
Cooking time 60mins


Step 1

Preheat oven to 425°F.

Line large baking sheet with parchment paper; sprinkle with flour.

On lightly floured surface from one loaf bread dough cut 2 (3 1/2”long) pieces crosswise.

Press remaining piece of dough onto the end of the second loaf; cut into 4 equal pieces, each about 2 1/4” long.

Cover 4 smaller pieces with plastic wrap; refrigerate.

On lightly floured surface roll out one 3 1/2” piece into a 5” round. Place on baking sheet. With scissors, cut out 3/4” wide , 1” deep strips of dough around the head.
Spread 1 tablespoon dressing in center of head; top with 8 slices pastrami, folding pieces to fit. Top with 3 tablespoons sauerkraut and 1 slice cheese, folding to fit.
Fold strips over filling, pulling, streching and overlapping as needed to reach opposite side; press to attach.

Roll out the remaining 3 1/2 piece into a 7 × 5 rectangle. Place on baking sheet, but not touching head.

Cut 1”square piece of dough from each corner of rectangle; reserve.

Cut each side of rectangle into 6 1”deep strips.

Spread 1 tablespoon of dressing in center of each rectangle; top with 10 slices pastrami, 3 tablespoons sauerkraut and 2 slices cheese.

Fold short top end of dough rectangle over filling; press to attach. Move body close to head. Fold strips over filling following the directions for head.

Roll out each piece of remaining dough into 6 × 4”retangle.

Following directions from body, on work surface cut corners and sides of rectangle, layer with remaining dressing, pastrami, sauerkraut, and cheese and fold and wrap dough over.

Carefully arrange arms and legs next to body. Cut pepper into a smile shape.
Cut slits in dough for mouth and eyes; insert pepper and olives.

Stretch reserve dough squares into strips; attact to mummboli to make loose ends. Lightly sprinkle with flour.

Bake 30-35 minutes or until golden.

Cool on rack 15 minutes; remove from pan. Serve warm.

For blood, garnish with ketchup, if desired.

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