Monday, February 8, 2016
Super Duper Homemade Calzones
So yesterday was the Superbowl and my hubby had a hankering for calzones. Not any old calzones but the ones he remembered from his days working at a pizza joint back in New York. He gave me his basic specs and found a recipe he thought would be ideal and then we went ingredient shopping. No sir, these were definitely not your garden variety calzones! I made a double recipe of dough as shown in the recipe and went to town preparing them. They ended up being HUGE! Like he said, now "thatza a calzone!" In retrospect I would prefer a commercial or good homemade pizza dough, since there is a lot of bread in each serving, but it sure was good! He ate one, I ate half and we have 2 in the freezer for another time plus the other half of mine for his dinner tonight. Serve with warm marina sauce drizzled on top, or in a small bowl for dipping.
<adapted from this recipe>
Please note: I saved some money by using a bag of Italian Mixed Shredded Cheese containing Parm, Mozza, Asagio and Romano. That saved me time, too, by letting me spread this on the bottom of each circle without having the expense of Parm to sprinkle on top and gave a little extra flavor. I found the mix of egg/water/olive oil gave it a beautiful sheen and color.