2Remove the dough from the can, unroll it on to a lightly floured surface, and let it stand for 15 minutes or so to come to room temperature
3Roll the dough (or pat with your hands) into one big sheet large enough to enclose the cheese round. Spread the surface with the pesto and sun-dried tomato paste, leaving a one-inch border around the sides. Sprinkle with the oregano. Place the cheese in the center of the pastry sheet.
4Fold the dough over the cheese so it is fully encased. Place seam side down on a rimmed baking sheet.
5In a small bowl, beat the egg with the olive oil. Brush the top of the dough with the egg wash.
6Bake until the dough is golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes.
For the Pesto:
1In a food processor, pulse the basil, garlic, and pine nuts together until coarsely chopped. Slowly pour in the oil and process until fully incorporated and smooth. Remove to a bowl.
2Stir in the cheese and season with salt and pepper. Use that day, or put the pesto in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for a few days.
CHOW contributor Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic demonstrates a simple method to separate a tomato from its skin.
Emilia Terragni's Go-To Pesto
This episode of My Go-To Dish features Emilia Terragni, editorial director at Phaidon Press in London. Terragni was responsible for the first English translation of the renowned Italian cookbook The Silver Spoon. To make this simple pesto sauce, see the recipe here.