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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Lets make Calzones! + a recipe

We all love home made pizza!  Every now and then Hubby and I love a Friday night pizza party!
But pizza is a pretty common thing.
We like to change it up sometimes and instead of pizza, we make calzones!

How much would your kids each love to make their own individual calzone!?

You can use whatever pizza crust you'd like, but here is my recipe which is super good - better than any pizza place I've ever been to thats for sure!

1 ½ C. warm water
2 Tbsp. olive oil
4 C. flour
1 ½ tsp. salt
1/3 C. Parmesan cheese
1 T. Italian seasoning
2 ½ tst. active dry yeast

Dissolve the yeast in the warm water then add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.  If too dry add a little water at a time.  Mix well and let rise for about an hour.
Now kneed again and you’re ready to make your calzones! (or pizza, but in this case, calzones)

Ok, so one batch will make four big calzones, or six regular sized.
So separate out your dough and roll it out pretty thin, about a quarter of an inch.
(Make sure your surface is good and floured.) 
 Now add your toppings.
 Yummy cheese, olives, pretty much whatever you like.
You can even add anchoves if your like my hubby.  *ewww!*
But the great thing about calzones is that everyone gets their own, so I don't even have to deal with the fishy-ness.  :)
Important note - Make sure you don't put sauce into your calzone.
Sauce in your calzone = big mess.

Now you fold over the top of your dough and kinda roll/pinch the edges together to make sure they are nice and closed.
Now put them on a baking sheet and bake at 450° for 15-20 minutes-ish.
**Baking time will depend on the size of your calzones and the thickness of your dough.**
You'll want to keep a close eye on them and take them out when they start to get slightly brown.

Once they are done, serve with some marinara or spaghetti sauce for dipping and enjoy!
 Y-U-M!  Let me tell you, it was goooood!

So go ahead and give it a try. . . or just save it for a rainy day.


Mrs. Sassy Crafter said...

ummm looks so yummy! I love anchovies too hehe....

Emily said...

Looks absolutely delicious! i think i know what we're making for dinner!

Ever - The red house by the lake said...

Oh, they look so yummy. I am reading this sitting on a train being quite hungry and it really had my mouth watering... I think I will have to try it tomorrow.

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