Friday, April 2, 2010

#235_Pizza Rolls, Pizza and Calzones

You can make three different kinds of Pizzas by using one dough recipe.

Pizza Rolls, a.k.a. Strombolis

For fillings, I used rotisserie chicken breasts and cream cheese, fresh diced chives and garlic powder. Added Sliced ham in some and pepperoni in some and more cheese.

Before the rolled bread hit the oven, I sprinkled some grated cheddar cheese on top.

Here is the Pizza Dough recipe:
2-1/2 cups warm water
1 tbsp sugar
1/3 cup canola oil
2 cups whole wheat
3 cups all purpose flour
1 tbsp instant yeast
3 tbsp vital wheat gluten
1 tsp salt

1) Put everything in the bread machine pan in the order listed above starting with the water.
2) Set the bread machine on dough cycle and let it do the mixing and kneading.
3) Let the dough rest in the bread machine pan for about 25 minutes or until it is almost doubled in size
4) Deflate the dough then take it out onto a floured surface and divide into 8 pieces or divide into half. Use one half for pizza rolls and the other half for other varieties.
5) Roll out dough into rectangles and fill with your meat/veggies fillings, then roll them up.
6) Brush top with egg wash then sprinkle with grated cheese.
7) Bake in a pre-heated 375 degrees oven for 18-20 minutes
Baking time depends on the variety of bread.

Calzone is like a stuffed pizza or turnover.

The dough is rolled out into a disk like a pizza crust. Spoon fillings on the half side of dough then fold the other half over completely enclosing the fillings by folding the edges in and pressing with a fork.

Brush Calzones with egg wash (egg yolk plus a little water) then bake in a 375 degrees oven for 20 minutes.


The beauty of making pizza at home is that you can customized the fillings. I don't particularly like tomato sauce in my pizza, so I made this Hawaiian style without tomato sauce. I just spread some mozzarella cheese on the pizza crust then added pineapple pieces and slices of ham, then put some of the chicken/cream cheese filling that I used to make the pizza rolls. Baked the pizza for 25 minutes at 375 degrees.

Hawaiian Pizza

Pizza crust recipe 2
Here's another recipe for pizza crust with an in-depth step-by-step procedure, posted by an online friend. Click here, then scroll down to the "comments".


  1. Pizza is one of those things na kinatamaran kong gawin dahil usually my hubby and kids prefer the bought ones...and I have to agree with them!

    I know you are busy right now that your hubby is recuperating from a surgery, but I just want to let you know that you are one of the recipients of the Happy 101 Award.

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  2. That looks really good! I might try it some time.. Delicious! :) this is my first visit and saw your blog from Kusina ni Manang!

    Adin B

  3. I added you to my blog,by the way! :)

  4. Thank you Adin! hope you'll come by and visit again.