So tonight I wanted something different for dinner and decided I was going to make Calzone’s. My family loves calzones and gets them from a local restaurant occasionally.
I’m sure most of you are like me and don’t really want to pay for something you can just make.
First I got all of my ingredients together and preheat your oven to 350 degrees…
I set out my Wilton mat, which I now will use more since I have the new countertop space :), and put flour on it so my dough wouldn’t stick. I also lightly greased my cookie sheets so they were prepared.
I then rolled out my dough (Have patience as pizza dough is not easily rolled) until it was a rectangle. I will use more dough the next time so my calzone can be bigger.
Make sure at this point you move your dough onto your cookie sheet and build from there.
Once your calzone is at the size you want you can add the sauce. Then load it up with your toppings. I went with Ricotta, Mozzarella, Cheddar and Monterrey Jack cheese. I also put in Oregano, Basil and Garlic.
Now everyone online makes this part look easy but don’t get mad at yourself if you don’t find it simple. Its frankly a pain in the butt but it will work out no matter how you do it 🙂
You want to slit the sides with a knife and overlap the pieces of dough with each other. In order to get them to stick you want to put a tiny bit of water on the edges.
Once you have it all together you want to brush melted butter over the top of the entire calzone
and bake it in the oven for 35-40 minutes.
Let it cool for a few minutes and be prepared – once you cut it the cheese will ooze out so try to get it on the plates ASAP.