Bev had bought some refrigerator pizza dough and suggested calzones for supper to which I counter-suggested Stromboli which I had been wanting to make – basically the same thing in a different shape. Bev had frozen some homemade meatballs so we opted to use them along with some pepperoni, onions, peppers, tomato sauce, and fresh mozzarella. Here it is before baking and before braiding the top.
And hear it is from the oven.
It was very good, but I knew there was a problem when I heard Bev laughing in the kitchen when she removed it from the oven.
Here are the lessons learned for this first try.
1. For your first attempt, just fold one half over the other rather than do the braid
2. Either don’t over-stuff or roll the dough bigger
3. Be sure the braids are well stuck together – maybe an egg wash vs. just water
4. And if you do the braid, be sure to cut the same number on each side - duh.
Or just believe you’ve created a new kind of Italian dish and blog about it to be sure you can make it again.
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Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.
2/7/17 Meal Date