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I had never thought of anything like this, but love pizza dough and when I saw this knew I had to try it. Followed the directions (minus the sugar) and when done, split and stuffed with Mozzarella cheese and then used heated pizza sauce for dipping. LOVED it, I'm thinking would even be good in small pieces for an appy with guest. Next plan on trying it with the sugar and cinnamon.
My mother was born in Italy and used to make this for our family and our friends. After cutting of a piece of the raised dough, Mom would stretch it out. A little practice may be required before you can stretch it without tearing it. This makes the dough cook better and raises it as it cooks. Try it, you will like it.
very good had never done this before. my partner put cheese on top as soon as it came out of the pan. it melted beautifully and made a great tasting snack!
We grew up with the same thing, she used to deep fry little bite size pieces and serve with butter, and homemade chicken soup. Great meals. I love the deep fried dough taste, same as calzones, they must be deep fried, or I don't even like them.
Phil, my grandmother made these for us too. We use to top them with butter, now I make them for my kids and they like them with butter and cinnamon and sugar. Thanks for the great recipe.
My NJ Italian Grandmother used to do the same thing to us (feed us these probably to divert us & keep us quiet as well).... we would top ours with butter as soon as they came out of the frying pan... We always had this at Easter with the leftover dough from her Pizza Gain < Pizza Gain Aka Pizzagaina, Pizza Rustica, Italian Easter Ham Pie > YUMMM! We didn't add sugar or jelly... I like them best plain with just butter or with marinara sauce & sprinkles of grated cheese...