Saturday, May 24, 2008

calzones

ok, like i said on my blog, this is not really a recipe per say, more just instructions how to put them together. they are easy but do take a little time, they are SO worth the effort though, YUM-O. so first the ingredients:

1 lb. of scone dough for every three calzones (we like dick's market)
1 jar of pizza quick pizza sauce
1 lb. of mozorella cheese, grated
1 can of sliced olives
1 lb. of sausage style pepperoni cut into small chunks
1 can of sliced mushrooms
and pretty much anything else you would like in your calzone: onions, canadian bacon, pineapple, whatever.

first put a little flour on the counter and shape your scone dough, one pound at a time, into a tube shape and cut into thirds. with each piece of dough you are going to want to roll it out into the best rounded rectangle/oval looking shape you can manage. (do you like my technical terms so far?) second, spray a cookie sheet with non-stick spray and move your oval to the tray to fill with ingredients. it's easier not to have to move it once it's full. from there you sort of make a pizza only the sauce is the only thing that goes over the whole thing. all your ingredients only go on one half. spread a layer of pizza sauce all over oval leaving a small 1/3 inch space for sealing at the end. then put on cheese and all your other choices for ingredients, kids LOVE this part. once you're done filling it, dip your finger in water and wet the 1/3 inch space to allow easier sealing of the edges of dough. then use a fork and mash the edges together, or if you have some kind of miracle fingers, pinch the dough together and fold. generally the fork trick works just fine for me. place your calzone in a 350 oven for about 20-25 minutes, until the dough looks golden brown and cooked all the way through (you don't want a doughy calzone) and EAT! serve with salad and maybe fruit and you're done! one of our family's favorites things to eat...ENJOY!

1 comment:

whitekitchen said...

Thanks for posting this! My husband and I love to make homemade pizza, but this will be a fun twist. :)