I have NEVER made a calzone before, so I head over over to google and typed in "how to make a calzone" (clever huh?). Apparently, it's not that hard although the ONE tip that I'm probably glad that I followed was to cut a slit in the top. It didn't happen to me, but I read about a few calzone explosions from skipping that step.
I gathered my ingredients (and my little helpers)
pepperoni (I figured for my first calzone I'd stick with simple... although I would love a spinach mushroom one!)
Pizza sauce (Ragu left over from last week)
The Calzone Process:
1. Lightly oil the baking pan
2. On a lightly floured surface, Charlotte and I set out to
3. Once that was completed, we started on the ricotta cheese. I read that you should put the cheese near the center, not too close to the edge so it doesn't leak out (makes sense); I think mine was a LITTLE bit to centered. I had a lot of dough at the edges post baking, but oh well. Anyway, spread a few spoons fulls of ricotta onto each circle.
PS - I had to run to google again at this point to see if Calzones have pizza sauce IN them... apparently they traditionally do not, but are served WITH sauce. Check.
|Yeah, that's one mamajamma calzone!|
I am definitely going to make calzones again with more cheese and fillings!
Pizza (and movie) Night # 8: Success!!
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