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Old 05-02-2008, 02:54 PM   #1
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Is It a Stromboli or a Calzone?

Is it a stromboli or a calzone? How do you know?

Tell me if you can, what is the difference between the two. No dictionary or internet definitions, please. I would like your opinions.
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Old 05-02-2008, 02:57 PM   #2
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Did I get your gears turning? :)

To me a Stromboli is rolled up like a jelly-roll, so there is bread layers inside.
Calzone is just a round pizza folded in half so all the filling is inside but no bread.

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Old 05-02-2008, 03:17 PM   #3
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squzie's right.

both start with pizza dough.

a calzone is pizza dough rolled out into a circle, and the fillings are placed on half of it. it's folded over and the edges crimped, forming a half moon shape. then it's either fried or baked.

a stromboli is pizza dough rolled out into a long rectangle(ish) shape, fillings placed along it's length, then it's rolled and the seam crimped, so that the fillings are enclosed. if you sliced it, it would resemble a cinnamon roll, except with the different fillings. usually they're baked, but i guess you could fry smaller ones.
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Old 05-02-2008, 03:31 PM   #4
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Yep. Ditto the above.
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Old 05-02-2008, 03:32 PM   #5
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I love bein' right.
I think I'm gonna have DH come over here and look at this thread.... :)
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Old 05-02-2008, 03:38 PM   #6
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I agree with suziquzie.

I have seen recipes in cookbooks and magazines though that say a calzone dough is not the same as pizza dough. The Stromboli's that I have had seem to have a much different dough than pizzas too. I am not really sure how though.
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Old 05-02-2008, 03:41 PM   #7
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gb, i think i know what you mean. it could be more of an italian bread dough, rather than pizza dough. ya know, as it rises more.
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Thats the ticket.
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Old 05-02-2008, 03:44 PM   #9
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I agree too - I used to have the best stromboli recipe till my friend borrowed my book...10 years ago :(
From what I remember, it was different than a pizza dough and less elastic.
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Old 05-02-2008, 04:06 PM   #10
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I'll have to ask my sister on the stromboli. She used to make an awesome one... cheese, pepperoni, ham. I used to take one ice fishing back in the day. I remember the dough being very thin and the ingredients shining through, which is why I prefer a thin dough pizza crust.. She may have boughten a frozen crust of some sorts and rolled it thin.

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