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How am I going to make Calzone?

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Newbarnsleygirl Thu 05-May-05 21:29:05

I can make the dough but I'm not sure what to do next.

Can anyone help?

zebraX Thu 05-May-05 21:31:07

Roll out as a circle (maybe 10" diameter)
On just half of it --

Spread pasta-type sauce, grate cheese, add finely chopped veg or ham to taste

Fold over the half without any spread on it, tuck in the edges to seal it closed, & bake.

darlingbud Thu 05-May-05 21:31:35

its literally just a pizza base folded over the filling do roll it out into a circle. Put all your fiolling in such as cheese, mushrooms, ham, peppers...whatever. Fold over and seal edges and then bake...Voila uno calzone.

Newbarnsleygirl Thu 05-May-05 21:32:03

Great, thanks.

One other thing, How long do I cook it for?

zebraX Thu 05-May-05 21:36:43

I'd cook it at a relatively low-medium heat (crust takes ages) until the outside was slightly browned... 30-40 min?

marthamoo Thu 05-May-05 21:36:55

I'd do it for about 20-25 mins on 190/200 (is that Gas Mark 5?).

Very yummy with asparagus in (if you like asparagus).

marthamoo Thu 05-May-05 21:38:05

I have a fan oven though so do tend to cook things for a bit less time. Zebra, shall we call it 30 and keep checking ?

darlingbud Thu 05-May-05 21:38:09

Yes you need to make sure inside is done even if the crust is brown.

Newbarnsleygirl Thu 05-May-05 21:40:41

Oooohh I have asparagus.

I was inspired by someones thread the other day about what to do with roast chicken leftovers and I have become somewhat of a master at pizza making.

So chicken, asparagus, onions and peppers?

zebraX Thu 05-May-05 21:46:03

Stop it, you're making me hungry!!!
Marthamoo is probably right about times, depends how thick you make the crust, too.

Newbarnsleygirl Thu 05-May-05 21:47:41

I don't do it too thick.

Will add lots of garlic me thinks

marthamoo Thu 05-May-05 22:10:01

Oh it'll be yummy. I haven't made calzone for years - am feeling inspired now!

marthamoo Thu 05-May-05 23:03:10

Lying in the bath, thinking of calzone, as you do...and I remembered how I did it (I didn't have a recipe so just made it up based on ones I had in Italian restaurants).

Sauteed the onions and garlic in olive oil, added tomatoes and reduced it a bit so it was nice and intensely tomato-ey. Then stick your cooked chicken in and make sure it's warmed through. I'd cook the peppers in there a bit too so they're not too crunchy. And I'd chuck in some black olives, and lots of fresh basil leaves.

The other veg you don't need to cook, really - like mushrooms. Maybe wave the asparagus at a pan of hot water.

Then put the cooked filling on your pizza dough circles, put on some thick old chunks of mozzarella, fold over and do the Cornish pasty sylee crimping - and Bob's your uncle. If the fillings cooked already you don't need to worry about timings so much - just keep an eye on the crust and take it out when it's golden brown.

Oh and guess what we're having this weekend ?

marthamoo Sat 07-May-05 10:22:08

I think I'm going to make calzone for dinner tonight, as I've been thiking of it since this thread. Did you do it Nbg - was it yummylicious?

nutcracker Sat 07-May-05 10:47:30

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm that sounds lovely......wish i could cook stuff like that.

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