Sunday, July 20, 2008

Calzone







I decided to make Calzones after having awesome calzones on our honeymoon last month in Venice. They were the biggest calzones that Dan and I have ever had. Sadly I was not able to finish mine and had to leave behind the leftovers (our room did not have an empty mini fridge). Anyways I think the ones that I made turned out pretty good. The best part is that they are so large that they are two meals in one. Which is always a plus for nights that I have class.

Basic Pizza Dough:
3 1/2 c. all purpose flour
1 c warm water (110 degrees F)
1 tsp yeast
2 T honey
1/4 c olive oil
1/2 tsp salt

Add all ingredients to bread machine according to it's directions.

Vegetarian Calzone:
1/4 c Quorn vegetarian chicken cubes
1 T diced onion
2 T large dice green bell pepper
1/2 part skim ricotta cheese
fresh black pepper to taste
Oregano to taste
1/3 c mozzarella cheese
1/2 c fresh spinach

Pepperoni Calzone:
20 pepperoni slices
1 T diced onion
2 T large dice green bell pepper
1/2 part skim ricotta cheese
fresh black pepper to taste
Oregano to taste
1/3 c mozzarella cheese
1/2 c fresh spinach
1 T sliced black olives
1 T sliced mushrooms

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Divide dough in half and roll out to about 1/4 inch thickness
3. Mix ricotta and mozzarella cheeses with pepper and oregano and set aside
4. Layer ingredients, I started with spinach and ended with the cheese mixture, be sure to keep the filling to one side. Also leave a small space around the edges.
5. Fold dough in half and seal calzone with a fork.
6. Place calzones on prepared cookie sheet (I use foil and cooking spray for faster clean up)
7. Bake Calzones in Preheated oven for 20 minutes (crust will be golden brown)

1 comment:

lovestoeat said...

mmmmm they look great! we went to venice as well, but for the proposal..isnt italy amazing..you are so lucky to have gone for your honeymoon!!