Fold and Seal the Calzone
Calzone Filling Ideas
- Cheesy Lasagna Calzones: Ground beef, sausage, tomato sauce, ricotta, mozzarella, Basil, Parmesan.
- BBQ Chicken Calzones: Rotisserie chicken, bbq sauce, red onion, mozzarella.
- Philly Cheesesteak Calzones: thinly sliced cooked steak, sauteed onions, cheddar, Swiss or Mozzarella cheese.
Subsequently, question is, what is the difference between a stromboli and a calzone? The major difference between a calzone and a stromboli is how they are sealed. If you wanted a very straightford comparison, here you go: a calzone is like a taco, and a stromboli is like a burrito. Tacos and calzones are always folded. Burritos and stromboli are always rolled.
Also to know, is calzone dough the same as pizza?
Calzones are basically folded pizzas, made from pizza dough and stuffed with the same ingredients as pizza – almost always tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese, usually ricotta, often pepperoni and maybe some other cheese and cured meats – and then folded over like an omelette. Stromboli are more like pizza rolls.
How big is a calzone?
To make the calzone, decide what size you want to offer. I like to use 8 ounces of dough to make a 10-inch personal size calzone, or 11 ounces to make a large, 12-inch calzone. Begin by opening the appropriate size dough ball up to the full diameter of the calzone size.
What does a calzone look like?
A Stromboli is made with square-shaped pizza dough that can be topped with any pizza toppings, and is then rolled into a log and baked. Many American pizza shops serve a calzone using round pizza dough that is folded in half with fillings. The typical calzone is stuffed with pizza sauce and mozzarella cheese.
Can you freeze leftover pizza?
PIZZA, COOKED, LEFTOVERS – HOMEMADE OR TAKE-OUT Properly stored, leftover pizza will last for 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator. To further extend the shelf life of leftover pizza, freeze it; freeze in covered airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags, or wrap tightly with heavy-duty aluminum foil or freezer wrap.
Why does my dough shrink when I roll it?
Over-kneading the dough will develop too much gluten. Gluten can trick you, it can make your dough easier to roll out and more pliable to shape to your pan. However, once overworked dough is subjected to heat, it recoils quickly, pulling away from the sides of the pan and shrinking (and overly tough).
How do you seal dough edges?
Sealing edges and ends: moisten the edges of dough with cold water before pinching to help seal them. This is especially helpful for doughs which have a moist filling. Shaping and sealing ends of loaves: pinch ends together and smooth out or tuck sealed ends under loaf.
Is a calzone a sandwich?
Calzones are a stuffed bread, not a sandwich. They are similar in form to Russian piroshki, which are baked, rather than fried, or to hand pies filled with fruit.
How do you pronounce calzone pizza?
Most of the people pronounces it "Cal-Zone" but maybe it’s the italian equivalent when you say "Cal-Zoni".
Can you freeze calzones before baking?
To freeze, let any leftover calzones cool completely, then wrap each individual calzone tightly in plastic wrap. Thaw the calzone for a few hours in the fridge, or extend the cooking time to reheat from frozen. If you put one in your lunch bag in the morning, it will be thawed enough by lunchtime.
Which is better stromboli or calzone?
While they may not look it, a Stromboli is a lot closer to a sandwich than a pizza. One of the major differences between a calzone and a Stromboli is the sauce. In a Stromboli the sauce is baked in and with a calzone it’s served on the side like a dipping sauce. Another key difference is where the Stromboli originated.
What’s good in a panzerotti?
Panzerotti’s are essentially salted, deep fried, pockets of dough filled with melted mozzarella cheese, tomato sauce, and your pick of “toppings.” During the frying process, they create a pocket of steam which needs to be released prior to eating.
How thick should calzone dough be?
Stretch out the Dough It should be about 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch thick and about 10 inches to 12 inches in diameter. Repeat with the other ball.
How do you keep calzones from getting soggy?
1) Preheat the oven to 400-degrees AND preheat the pan or pizza stone. This helps the bottom of the calzone get crisp enough and not soggy. 2) Prep inside ingredients while the oven is preheating. Today’s example is turkey meatballs, shredded mozzarella, and fresh spinach.
How do you make a stromboli from scratch?
Instructions Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Spread pizza dough out on baking sheet to be approximately 10×16. Brush the plain strip of dough with the egg. Brush the entire stromboli with egg and gently cut slats in the top of the dough every 1-2 inches. Remove from oven, cool 5 minutes and slice into pieces.
How do you make pizza dough from scratch?
Directions Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). In a medium bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water. Stir in flour, salt and oil. Beat until smooth. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and pat or roll into a round.