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Offline ghurty

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How to make this strange delicious pizza dish I ate in LA?
« on: April 11, 2013, 04:00:10 PM »
I was visiting LA, and I had something a small store there called a cheesewiz (no relation to the brand name product). It was great. I got the basics of it from the owner, but not the actual recipe. I would love to be able to able to replicate it somehow.
Here is what I know:

It is made from his regular pizza dough (which is a fluffy dough)
It is fried. But only a little crispy.
The filling is cheese (no clue which type), tomatoes and bacon bits.
It basically dough wrapped with the filling inside it. when done, it is served in a pie pan it is about 3 inches tall. There is dough on tope and bottom and all around on the sides. When you cut into it there is the filling.
Then it is sitting in pizza sauce.

Here are two pictures of it frozen and not put into pizza sauce yet:
Top view: http://imgur.com/j2lDrii
Angle View: http://imgur.com/fXerA1y

So the two main question are:
1) How can I make the dough so it will have the filling like this?
2) what is a good llighy fluffy pizza dough recipe?


Thanks



Offline PHXCobra

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Re: How to make this strange delicious pizza dish I ate in LA?
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2013, 05:30:14 PM »
Looks like an empenada.  You are just going to have to fold the dough over

Offline ogdred

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Re: How to make this strange delicious pizza dish I ate in LA?
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2013, 11:33:56 PM »
Is this a panzerotti? Here is Toronto, they are probably more common than calzones in fast food pizzerias.

Here they are served with mozzarella, and usually the same dough that the pizzas are made with.

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Re: How to make this strange delicious pizza dish I ate in LA?
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2013, 09:55:26 AM »
Yep looks like a panzerotti.
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Re: How to make this strange delicious pizza dish I ate in LA?
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2013, 04:32:12 PM »
I had to Google panzerotti
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Offline dhorst

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Re: How to make this strange delicious pizza dish I ate in LA?
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2013, 06:17:47 PM »
Panzerotti are very popular where I grew up.  Once in a while I'll make them because my kids love them, but it is messy and fried foods don't sit that well with me.  They certainly are rich.  They're also known as "fat bags" in Canton, NY.

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Re: How to make this strange delicious pizza dish I ate in LA?
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2013, 09:17:33 PM »
Looks like an empanada.....Same idea, it would seem...