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Spherical Pizze

Crusty cheesy saucy balls
 
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You've seen pizzas (pizze) of various shapes. Round pizzas. Square pizzas. Some more square pizzas. Get ready for pizza spheres. Are you ready?

They're small, like bite-sized. Maybe a little bigger. Like tangerine-sized. (If your mouth is tangerine-sized, you'll find them bite-sized.) They're spheres of dough, with cheese and sauce and pepperoni within. Throw 'em on a cookie sheet or in the microwave for a molten hot, mouth-melting ball of pizzaness.

If they're ping-pong ball sized, you could take 'em with you on the go, juggle them, even roll them down the street. Who knew pizza could be so fun?

Possible additional modes of employ:
- In hot gumball machines [xandram]
- As ping pong ball [monojohnny]
- Pizzapaintball (sure to be a HB favorite)
- Marbles...

nihilo, Jun 19 2006

pizza rounders http://www.inghams....dsTradeBrochure.pdf
A favourite canteen food. not quite spherical though - more squashed spherical. diameter about 10cm. (see page 2 - bottom right hand corner) [xaviergisz, Jun 20 2006]

EVERYBODY LOVES PIZZA! http://www.amazon.c...0?v=glance&n=283155
Scholarly proof. [nihilo, Jun 20 2006]

Yo mamma. http://72.14.203.10...&gl=ca&ct=clnk&cd=1
[2 fries shy of a happy meal, Jun 20 2006]

(Small) Calzone Anyone? http://www.deliaonl...7/24163/thread.html
Good old Delia... [ironlung, Jun 20 2006]

Hot Pockets.... with pizza versions. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_Pockets
[xandram, Jun 20 2006]

HOT POCKETS® brand PIZZA MINI'S Pepeproni http://www.hotpocke...db/minipepp_400.jpg
Big juicy snacks packed with pepperoni and lots of mozzarella cheese in an authentic baked pizza crust sprinkled with parmesan and Romano cheese. [BJS, Jun 20 2006]

Totino's Pizza Rolls http://www.pizzarol...zza/pizzarolls.aspx
[trekbody, Jun 26 2006]

Maybe UB meant Stromboli http://en.wikipedia...tromboli_%28food%29
Which are pizzas rolled up, but traditionally without the tomato. Accurate or not, his Anno has been an education [TheLightsAreOnBut, Jul 10 2007]

// Maybe UB went to another Italy. http://en.wikipedia...28disambiguation%29
Thanks for that , [wags], it keeps making me chuckle. [TheLightsAreOnBut, Jul 10 2007]

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       Sp: ravioli, baked ravioli and pizza bites.
baconbrain, Jun 20 2006
  

       Raviolos? That's pasta. I'm talking bread product here.
Pizza bites are cute, but I want mouthfuls of 360º (that's hot!) of pizza in 3 dimensions. Plus, you can't juggle pizza bites (the sauce would go everywhere!) or roll them down the street.
nihilo, Jun 20 2006
  

       It is, if you think pizza is disgusting.
But you can't possibly think that! -- Everybody Loves Pizza! [link]
nihilo, Jun 20 2006
  

       I thought this would be pizza cooked around a metal ball or something.
BJS, Jun 20 2006
  

       Well, I was hoping to use dictionary.com to more properly define what pizza is, but even they have it all messed up.   

       piz·za: A baked pie of Italian origin consisting of a shallow breadlike crust covered with seasoned tomato sauce, cheese, and often other toppings, such as sausage or olives.   

       pie: A baked food composed of a pastry shell filled with fruit, meat, cheese, or other ingredients, and usually covered with a pastry crust.   

       A pie is necessarily filled with something, whereas I have eaten many pizzas (both of the commercial origin and those of Bubba's supposed inclination) that are not filled with things. Bah!
daseva, Jun 20 2006
  

       I'm going to show you all.
I am going to bake bite-size spherical pizza pies. I am going eat them and juggle them and roll them down the street. They'll be delicious, and I am going to burn my mouth on them, and LAUGH.
nihilo, Jun 20 2006
  

       Isn't this just a teeny weeny calzone?
ironlung, Jun 20 2006
  

       Pizza Pockets are baked and so are Pizza Bites. There are some in the frozen food section, but I can't recall the names. (they are small, spherical dough balls, stuffed with cheese, pepperoni, etc. and sauce) [link] Hot Pockets.
xandram, Jun 20 2006
  

       Sir, I know Hot Pockets. Hot Pockets are no Pizza Balls.
nihilo, Jun 20 2006
  

       Call me "woman".... but Hot Pockets make a Mini-Pizza pocket that is pretty close to a pizza ball, so are we just talking semantics here?
xandram, Jun 20 2006
  

       Yeah but it sounds like Pizza Balls are just Hot Pockets, only small and round. And Hot Pockets are basically calzones (only not as tasty), therefore Pizza Balls= Hot Pockets=Calzones (only difference is tastiness). Now I do admit that the idea of a bite sized, authentic tasting Hot Pocket, or Pizza Bite is a good one, but it isn't exactly original. Also I get the feeling that producing these might not be cost effective.
PollyNo9, Jun 20 2006
  

       I think these are too close to existing pillow shaped bite sized pizza pockets. And most people don't care if they're pillow shaped, or if they're spherical.
BJS, Jun 20 2006
  

       They had things like that way back in the 1970's. They were awful.
Galbinus_Caeli, Jun 21 2006
  

       too bad they will all roll to one side on the pan when you cook them, then roll onto the floor after they fall off my plate
tatmkr, Jun 21 2006
  

       Only if your plate is perfectly flat. And frictionless.   

       On top of my pizza balls
All covered with cheese
I got a poor fishbone
When somebody sneezed.
nihilo, Jun 21 2006
  

       This post made me so hungry, and there is nothing in the fridge. I hate you guys.
notmarkflynn, Jun 21 2006
  

       //On top of my pizza balls
All covered with cheese
I got a poor fishbone
When somebody sneezed.//
Calvin and Hobbes? You are a surprise [nihilo].
methinksnot, Jun 21 2006
  

       The plate wouldn't have to be perfectly flat and frictionless, in order for them to fall off.
BJS, Jun 21 2006
  

       No? But it helps.
It's rude not to cover your mouth while you're eating (or juggling pizza balls at the dinner table) and you sneeze, by the way.
nihilo, Jun 22 2006
  

       Gawd! Is this idea still here?
MoreCowbell, Jun 22 2006
  

       Annoing on it certainly will not solve that problem.
notmarkflynn, Jun 22 2006
  

       I imagine you would do it initially exactly like you make regular pizzas, but on a micro scale. A tiny circle of dough, throw on some sauce, cheese, then pepperonos. Then close it up and roll it in a ball. Bake it. I swear I'm going to attempt a batch one of these days.
nihilo, Jun 23 2006
  

       What about the attendand hazards of oral burns from throwing a whole one in your mouth and chewing on it? Have we learned nothing from the McApple Pie?
ironlung, Jun 26 2006
  

       I was sort of counting on that as one of its essential features.
nihilo, Jun 26 2006
  

       Why not dispense them from a Hot gumball machine?
xandram, Jun 26 2006
  

       I had visions of a metal soccer-ball-looking compression unit to use as a mold while baking- then I realized that it's the same device used for a nuclear detonation....and would probably achieve the same result in the oven.
Rm Brz, Jun 26 2006
  

       [xandram], THAT IS PURE GENIUS!
It's 1057% better than my idea alone. Bless you, madam.
  

       [Rm Brz], my first idea was to make it spherical, but actual pizza size -- so you'd wind up with conical pizza slices. Regular pizza is round, and so 3-D pizza naturally must likewise be round. These pockets, rolls and what-not are conceptually flawed, straying from the geometrical perfection of the pizza.   

       There did seem to inherently be all sorts of preparation, baking, serving, and eating issues with spherical pizze at that scale. The most obvious one being, of course, that heating up a pizza-size sphere of dough and cheese would produce a molten core of mozzarella hotter than the sun.
nihilo, Jun 26 2006
  

       I think that the necessary compression to achieve the sphere will still end in said result at any size. It must be heat conductive to get a crispy crust.. It must have a spherical multi-part boltable shape to attain the sphere. Vent holes will create steam, and thereby, gooey doughy crust, resulting in an unfortunate collapsed flabby no-longer-sphere. We need one of the engineers here. That said, I still like the idea. And the thought of a hive-like ball of pizza cones is even better, if you ask me.
Rm Brz, Jun 26 2006
  

       Big like 'dough-balls' that Pizza Express do. But they are just little garlic breads.   

       Pizzas (Pizze?) that can be fired from small ping-pong ball guns - gotta be a bun.   

       [+]
monojohnny, Jun 26 2006
  

       You wouldn't end up with conical slices, as that would be nigh impossible to create, rather, you would have pyramid-shaped slices, with the base of the pyramid being the outside of the pizza. A benefit to this would be that in theory (for a larger pizza sphere), one could assemble various pyramids, bake them half way or whatever so that they hold their shape, and then put them together in a sphere shape. The metal ball thingie would work great for bite-sized ones, provided you have thick and/or resilient dough, so that the sauce etc does not cause sogginess.
Seoman, Jul 10 2007
  

       [nihilo]'s infectious enthusiasm alone deserves a bun. [+]
imaginality, Jul 10 2007
  

       //In Italy, pizza is a thin flat bread ... and is rolled up and eaten like a Sub.// - Has anyone ever seen an Italian roll up their pizza? Maybe UB went to another Italy.
wagster, Jul 10 2007
  

       Pizza balls? I had them, the doctor gave me some cream and they soon went back to normal....
S-note, Jul 10 2007
  

       Jupiter's moon Io looks like a spherical pizza.
nineteenthly, Jul 10 2007
  

       "I'll take one extra-large spherical pizza with the volcanic sulphur topping, to go!" (Going at 17.33m/s, apparently)
neutrinos_shadow, Jul 10 2007
  

       What if the sphere is the other way around somehow? Like if it has the sauce or toppings on the outside? It would all be nicely cooked, ... maybe a bread core, the toppings and sauce etc, then a crust on the outside?
Seoman, Jul 11 2007
  
      
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