The best Italian baked panzerotti
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The best Italian Baked Panzerotti


The best Italian baked panzerotti

The best Italian baked panzerotti

The best Italian baked panzerotti

This baked panzerotti has an excellent reputation in Italy, mainly in the Apulia area, thanks to their distinct buoyancy and the decency of the dough.
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CourseMain Course
Keywordpanzerotti, panzerotto, The best Italian baked panzerotti
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Resting time3 hours
Total Time3 hours 40 minutes



Ingredients for the dough

  • 550 gr flour
  • 50 ml Extra virgin olive oil
  • 12 gr sugar
  • 280 ml water
  • 4 gr dried brewer's yeast
  • 10 gr salt

for the filling

  • 200 gr Mozzarella
  • 80 gr Tomato puree
  • oregano


The best Italian baked panzerotti

  • Take a large bowl and sift the flour; add the yeast. Flavor the water with the sugar and then add it to the center of the flour with the oil.
  • Mix the ingredients well, adding the salt towards the end. Knead the dough for at least ten minutes until you get a soft, smooth, and smooth dough.
  • Mix the ingredients well, adding the salt towards the end. Knead the dough for at least ten minutes until you get a soft, and smooth dough. If you noticed the dough too sticky, it is advisable to add more flour; if too dry, add more water, proceeding with one spoon at a time.
  • When you are good with the texture, place the dough in the bowl, cover it with cling film and let it rise for at least 2:15 minutes or until it appears fluffy and swollen.
  • While you wait, prepare the fillings: cut the mozzarella into cubes and let it drain, cut the mozzarella and tomatoes into small pieces and let it drain.
  • After 3 hours, resume the dough earlier to rest and divide it into as many parts as panzerotti you want to make; in our case, we are making 22 pieces.
  • Roll each part with your hands to obtain a ball, systematize them in plates lined with parchment paper and let them rest for 15 minutes, possibly in a warm but not lit oven. After 15 minutes, turn out each ball with the help of a rolling pin, creating a range of spheres of equal size.
  • Stuff each sphere with the fillings and close them, forming half-moons, seal the edges with the help of the prongs of a fork. Place them on a baking tray, trying to keep them all at a distance from each other, and let them rise for another 40 minutes-1 hour.
  • Bake them in the oven at 180 ° C for about 20 minutes, serve lukewarm. Enjoy your meal. Buonappetito!
  • Enjoy your meal. Buon appetito!


The best Italian baked panzerotti
Panzerotti should be enjoyed hot or lukewarm! If you have to prepare them a little in advance, before serving, place them in a pan and heat them for about eight minutes in the oven at 100-120 °.
The panzerotti is very good, heated in the oven or the microwave, even the next day. However, if you have several leftovers, you can freeze them in frost bags and eat them later. Then, defrost them for a couple of minutes in the microwave or about eight minutes in the conventional oven at 160 °. They will be freshly baked


Serving: 1 | Calories: 185kcal | Fat: 8g

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