An easy recipe for pepperoni rolls calls for just four ingredients. Pepperoni rolls are a traditional dish in West Virginia and widely available in the state.
The make easy pepperoni rolls separate the refrigerated crescent rolls into triangles. Place 3 slices of pepperoni and 1 tablespoon shredded mozzarella on each crescent. Starting at the short side of the triangle, roll the dough to encompass the ingredients. Place each roll on an ungreased cooking sheet point side down. Bake for 10 to 14 minutes at 375 F.
Making traditional West Virginia pepperoni rolls involves making the dough from scratch. Heat 1 1/2 cups milk and 3 tablespoons butter until the butter melts. Remove from the heat, and mix in 2 tablespoons of sugar, 2 teaspoons of salt and 2 teaspoons of active dry yeast. Let it stand for 5 minutes.
Pour 3 1/2 cups flour into a bowl, creating a well in the center. Add 1 egg to the well, and pour the milk over the top. Mix the dough, cover, and let it rise for 2 hours. Punch the dough down, re-cover and let it rise for one hour. Remove the dough, and cut it into eight pieces.
Cut a 6-ounce stick of pepperoni into four logs, and split each lengthwise. Brush with olive oil. Flatten each dough roll. Place 2 tablespoons of mozzarella and 1 split pepperoni log in the center of each, and roll up. Cover and let rise 30 minutes. Bake at 350 F for 35 minutes.