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Old 02-24-2011, 10:51 PM   #1
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Homemade Hot Pockets?

I want to make a hot pocket type thing for my husband's lunch any ideas what I should make the outside out of? I was thinking some puff pastry or some bread dough. What ever it is I want to make it from scratch so that I feel good about him eating it. As it is now, I have a freezer full of food that is packed full of salt and preservatives- not really the best lunch. Plus it would be good to sneek some veggies in as well.

Anyone ever made these before?

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Old 02-24-2011, 11:23 PM   #2
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There are numerous versions of this. What US marketeers call a Hot Pocket is known as a pastie, turnover, empanada, calzone, stromboli, etc. You can use puff pastry, pie crust, pizza dough or even egg roll wrappers.
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Old 02-25-2011, 08:07 AM   #3
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I never thought about pizza dough, egg roll wrappers, or pie crust. Pie crust would give me that flakey crust, while pizza dough would be like a calzone.
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Old 02-25-2011, 08:19 AM   #4
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I like making biscuit dough from a baking mix. Just mash it out with your hands, not too thin for a filled "pastie".
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