Marc and Megan Logo

family photo family photo family photo family photo family photo family photo

Friday, September 14, 2007

Calzone Recipe

For those of you who might be interested, here's the recipe for the Calzones.

Dough (you can also use your favorite pizza dough recipe):
1 Tbls. yeast
1 1/2 cups warm water
1 tsp. salt
1 Tbls. honey
3-4 cups flour

Mix ingredients until dough is manageable (not sticking to your fingers). Divide dough into whatever size you prefer, and roll out to your desired thickness. The dough will thicken as it bakes, so it's a good idea to roll it out rather thin. Make an oval shape with the rolled out dough. (This dough recipe should make about 4 large calzones.)

Tomatoes or pizza sauce
Bell peppers
Parmesan (the real stuff)
Italian sausage (already cooked)

On one half of the oval pile on whatever toppings you prefer, making sure to keep about an inch of dough around the edge free from any toppings. Then, fold over the other side onto the toppings and seal the edges of the dough together. Starting from one end, roll the edge of the dough in a continuous twist all the way to the other end, making sure that the dough is completely sealed. Otherwise, the toppings will spill out onto the baking sheet. Sprinkle a little Parmesan on top. Bake at 375 for about 15-20 minutes.

Here's what the end result should look like:


Calamity Jane said...

Yea!!! I am so glad you are back! When we were dating Mel made me a Calzone. I have never made one since because it seems so hard to cook all the way through. You make it look possible, I think I will try it. I have a wonderful whole wheat pizza crust recipe. I will give it a try and let you know how my fam. likes it. I am glad you had so much fun with your family - 6 kids, my oh my. I am so impressed. my 5th about killed me.

Heffalump said...

I love making calzones...I will have to try out your recipe too!

wendy said...

Oh, man, those look sooooo good!

Marc and Megan said...

Calamity, I would love to hear how the whole wheat version turns out! I'm impressed that Mel made you a calzone while you were dating... that's amazing!

Heffalump, I would love to have your calzone recipe to try out sometime!

Wendy, thanks! They are really easy to make, too! :)