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Gluten Free Stromboli and Calzone Dough Recipe
Pizza is Easy
One of the first things most people tend to miss when they’re told they must maintain a gluten free diet is being able to grab a pizza, stromboli or calzone at their favorite pizza shops. But with several companies producing a pretty good gluten free premade pizza crust, it’s easier than ever to throw together a quick pie at home. There are also some fairly good recipes for making your own pizza dough. The thick batter-like dough is mixed, then simply pressed onto the pan. Then before you know it, your homemade pizza is done. But Stromboli and calzone are a bit more complicated.
Gluten Free Stromboli & Calzone
The Impossible Dream
If you've successfully conquered your own pizza dough then you’re well aware that the dough is worlds apart from any pizza or bread dough you used in the past. Since there is no gluten in the dough, the elasticity is also missing. This makes rolling out the dough and manipulating it into a Stromboli or calzone was extremely difficult if not impossible.
The whole key to being able to roll up a gluten free Stromboli is to use the help of a few sheets of plastic wrap. If the dough is rolled out between sheets of plastic wrap you are able to get a thin even layer of dough. Once the top layer of plastic is removed the Stromboli can be topped and rolled up using the bottom sheet of plastic wrap. The short video tutorial at the end of this article gives a complete tutorial on both a ham and cheese stromboli and a pepperoni calzone.
The Simple Dough
As far as the dough itself, sadly your days of going to a local pizza shop and asking for a ball of dough are over. And the pizza dough recipe on the gluten free Bisquick box won’t work for this either. Luckily there is a very simple recipe that uses gluten free Bisquick but results in a workable dough. Instead of having a thick batter consistency this dough has more of a play-dough feel.
The recipe involves combining equal parts of Greek yogurt and gluten free Bisquick. For each cup of Bisquick used add one tablespoon of oil. I usually use olive oil and sometimes add a tablespoon of grated cheese to add to the flavor. The dough recipe and preparation are also covered in the video tutorial.
The ingredients to make one Stromboli or two calzones are:
7oz of Greek yogurt, combined with 7 oz of gluten free Bisquick and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. I like to use the rinsed and dried yogurt container as my measuring cup for the gf Bisquick. If you try this, be sure to fill the container with the baking mix only to the level where the yogurt had been.
I hope these tips help you enjoy a few of your old favorites again. The video tutorial will probably answer any questions you might still have. After watching the video if you still feel unclear about some part of the process be sure to leave your inquires in the comments section below.
Video Tutorial - Gluten Free Stromboli and Calzone
Buy Gluten Free Bisquick in Bulk at Amazon
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