Panzerotti (Video Included) #WhatsCookingWednesday

Wednesday, September 09, 2015 AnnMarie Brown 0 Comments

Staying budget is always key for our family when making our menu plan and using up all our leftovers. A few weeks back we cooked a lovely ham from Shopease Foods and instead of just tossing the leftovers I put the ham in the freezer to use for a meal another time. 

It came time to pull out the ham and make a family favourite Panzerotti's with the leftovers and a few others things we had on hand. First we had to start out making our pizza crust so that we could stuff our Panzerotti's with so much goodness. The beauty of Panzerotti's is that you can personalize them to how you like them. 


For the dough (you could also use store bought pizza dough)
split the dough into quarters:

2 envelopes active dry yeast (I used just over a tablespoon of bulk yeast)
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. sugar
2 cups warm water
5 cups all-purpose flour
olive oil (I just drizzle in enough to make the dough easier to work with, probably a tablespoon or so)

Combine the yeast, salt, sugar, and warm water in a bowl. Cover and leave in a warm place for 10 minutes, or until foamy. Place flour in a bowl. Make a well in the center, add the yeast mixture and olive oil, and mix well.

For the panzerotti
2-3 Tbsp Tomato Sauce
1 cup Ham (diced)
and any other toppings you like on a pizza. 

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Now take your dough and make sure you divided it into 4 pieces. Set 3 aside and start working on your first one.
You want to lay it out on a floured surface. You can either hand stretch it or use a rolling pin.
Roll it just like you would a pizza.
Now on the one side of the dough put some sauce. About 2 or 3 tablespoons should be good.
Now toss on your meat where you put the sauce.
Now add your cheese. Make sure you leave enough rim to wrap the panzerotti so you want a good 1 to ½ inch space around the edge.
Now take your dough and fold it over. It should make a little half moon.
Now press lightly on the middle where the toppings are to remove any air. Important step.
Now press down the edges to seal them.
Now you take those edges and fold them over on again.
Press the edges down really well so you have an air tight seal.
Now very carefully lift it up (by hand if you're a pro, spatula if not) and put it on the cooking tray to put in the oven. 
Cook until done usually about 10 to 15 minutes. 

Happy Cooking!                                            

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