Thursday, February 10, 2011


I decided to try making calzones for supper tonite. It turned out ok. I learned a few things as I went along. They tasted great but they weren’t the prettiest! Next time I need to make them smaller, they were unwieldy this big, hard to move around. Also I need to make sure the dough isn’t too thin, otherwise the filling just oozes out and all over your oven... not a pretty sight!
Here is the pizza dough recipe I always use, it is easy and never fail.

1 cup warm water
1 tsp sugar
1 tbsp instant yeast
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tsp salt
2 ½ cups flour
Mix water, sugar and yeast, set aside for a few minutes.
Mix flour, and salt together. Add the oil and water mixture to the flour.
Kneed a bit, the dough will be a little sticky. Rub ball of dough with a little oil. Let sit in a warm spot for at least 30 minutes.
Here is what it will look like after 30 minutes of rest,
Roll out on floured counter, I divided the dough into 4, but the calzones were too big I would suggest doing 6.
For the filling I just mixed everything together in a bowl so it was easier to manage.
Just stir the pizza sauce with your favorite toppings. I used ham, pineapple, mushrooms a few black olives and grated mozza cheese.
Reserve a little of the grated cheese, about a cup.
Once you have the individual rounds rolled out, place a scoop of the filling in the centre of each round. Then sprinkle a little of the grated cheese on top of the filling.
Fold over the dough in half, pinch the edges closed.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

I put an olive on the top of my Sweet's so I would know which one was his. He likes black olives and I like kalamata! 
Watch it!! that filling will be piping hot! Don’t want to burn the roof of your mouth, never a good thing!
Due to the fact that I have a tiny oven I would have to do 6 smaller calzones in 2 batches but for you lucky people with a normal oven I am sure 6 would fit on one pan. I have a pizza stone so I heated it in the oven to 425 degrees. Then I just put the calzones right on the stone.


  1. They look good and homemade pizza is always good. If you ever want to cheat cause sometimes we just have to cheat, use a Kraft pizza kit. I know you like those sometimes and I have never done normal pizza just the calzones on the back of the box, YUM!! But like I said homemade is always better!

  2. Funny that is how I always made my calzones before this! good old Kraft pizza! so good!

  3. Savanna says these look yummy and I have to agree! Will have to try them next week. Thanks for posting them!