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Pampered Chef: I made the Italian Calzone for a show the other night and the

  1. DebPC

    DebPC Legacy Member Staff Member

    I made the Italian Calzone for a show the other night and the Cheeseburger one for a Host Apprec. event last night--tonight I'm making the Mexican. So far they have all been a big hit! I'm doing them on my Rectangle stone and not tweaking the ingredients at all and they work out really nicely on this stone because I can still flute the edges for a nice look. They bake up very nicely too. Shows alot of tools. This is a great way to get those Celebrations shows!
    The Cheeseburger one is great for families with little kids. It really does taste exactly like a cheeseburger!
    Mary Jo Oyer
    Aug 8, 2004
  2. DebPC

    DebPC Legacy Member Staff Member

    I have to say that I find it rather funny that people want to take the Itallian Specialty and change it because they can't figure out how to do it when we have the needed tools to do so.

    For the recipes on the Fast Family Favorites that use two crusts, you use some flour or to be more original, corn meal on the Large Stone. Roll out the dough. Then simply roll out the second crust on a floured Bakers Mat. After putting the filling on the crust on the stone, you simply "flip" the mat and dough onto the bottom and filling.
    Remember when you fill the crust you only fill to one inch of the edge. Once the "top" is on the calzone, use some water on the bottom crust edge and "glue" the two pieces together and roll it slightly to seal. Use the Lift 'N Serve to place the calzone on the S.A. Large Stone.

    If you are doing a traditional calzone, the semi-circular ones, roll out the dough on your floured or corn mealed stone. Fill 1/2 of the calzone, covering only half the dough and leave that one inch dough edge. Then using one half of the Lift 'N Serve, slide it under the unfilled piece of dough and flip it over onto the filled part. Wet the edge of the dough and "glue" the edge together. Gently roll the edge then to seal. Via Viola, Cazone!!

    Simple as pie! Italian Pie that is!

    I know the Bar Pan is more expensive and it would be more desireable to sell many of those but if you add up the total of the Large Stone, the rack and the Baker's Mat and the Lift 'N Serve, your total is several dollars higher then that of the Bar Pan. Plus you have given your customer's many more products with more versitile uses.

    "Give them more, and they will want even MORE!"

    "Bring your family back to the table with great tools and ideas."
    John Watschke
    Aug 18, 2004
  3. DebPC

    DebPC Legacy Member Staff Member

    I found that by pre-cooking the peppers and onions made a big difference... When you add them raw the water from the veggies leaks out....by pre-cooking them the calzone looks and tastes much better....give it a try. THE DANCING CHEF
    Aug 18, 2004
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