Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Tasty Tuesdays- Calzones

My husband loves calzones. There is something about all the gooey pizza goodness inside a pizza crust shell that he craves. I have never made a calzone before this and I think the attempt went very well. First off, I made my mom's pizza dough, because it is the best pizza dough of all time.


1 Tablespoon yeast
1 cup warm water
1 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons oil
3 cups f lour
3 Tablespoons sugar
Mix dough and let rest. Mix sauce and warm to desired temperature. Roll out dough.
Then I rolled it out thin. The nice thing about calzones is you don't have to be the amazing pizza dough roller to get your pizza to look great.
Add the sauce. I usually do one can of tomato sauce, one can of tomato paste and some oregano. Spread your sauce out leaving some room to close the calzone. Add your toppings. We LOVED the mini pepperonis for these. They add the meaty flavor without overtaking the whole recipe.
Fold over the calzone and pinch shut. Cute three or four slits into the top of your calzone and then brush the top of the pizza pocket with olive oil. Bake at 350 for 10-16 minutes, depending on how thick you made the pizza shell. When the insides are hot and melty it is done.


Then enjoy your pizza goodness.
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