Calzone or Inside Out Pizza?!
“In Crust We Trust.”
My mom has always wanted me to make at least one meal a week. Why haven’t I? Uh… lazy would be one reason and not be able to come up with a decent meal idea would be another.
Several weeks ago I searched Pinterest for dinners. I’ve done this before and found quite a few good dishes that I could make. One of the dishes that I decided to make was a calzone. I remembered thinking, when I found the recipe, that I hadn’t eaten a calzone in YEARS. I could vaguely remember its’ taste. So… I thought, ‘why not try it?’ and I did.
The website that I used as a reference for the recipe was actually from the Pillsbury website. If you know me, you know that I tend to really only use recipes more like guidelines anyway. 😉 So, the only ingredients I used were spaghetti/pizza sauce, pepperonis, shredded provolone cheese, and pizza dough crust. I don’t like mushrooms or green olives. They were not going on my ingredients list.
The Pillsbury recipe stated to split the pizza dough in half. The first half to be rolled out and placed on the bottom. The second half of the pizza dough to be rolled out and placed on top of all the ingredients. Now, do you guys think I did that? No, I did not.
I wanted to make as big of a calzone that I could possibly make out of the dough. I rolled out the dough and laid it on top of a pan. Once I put all the ingredients on top of the dough I folded the other half of the dough on top of the ingredients. Makes sense right?… I just made one giant calzone. Unfortunately, the pizza dough was an off brand. Sometimes you can buy off brand items and they’re not so bad but this was not the case. I did stretch the dough out a little more than I probably should have but it felt like the dough kept tearing more and quicker. However, I was able to fix the tears so none of the ingredients leaked out or….bubbled out.
I placed the calzone into the oven for maybe 30 minutes? Making sure to wait till the top was that golden brown and then pulling it out of the oven. I thought that if I made the calzone big enough we would have it in the frig for a few days like a pizza! That…was, not the case… The slices seemed small enough but even when I started to eat it I couldn’t get enough. My family loved it! I loved it!
So this recipe wasn’t a complete fail. I didn’t think it was going to be that good. My first calzone and it was pretty dang good! I made it months ago. Now that I am writing this post I want to stop, run to the store, buy the ingredients, and just make a calzone. SOON!
Let me know what you thought in the comments below! If you’ve ever made a calzone before let me know either in the comments or send me an email here: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Until Next Time,