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This week I chose to share a picture of a family tradition, Pizza on the weekends. For dinner on either Friday or Saturday we have pizza. Sometimes we buy it, sometimes I make it. Last night I made Calzones. They are just a bit more involved than making pizzas but not much. And that extra effort really pays off because these are SO delicious!
Country Girl’s Calzones
- Your favorite pizza crust recipe
- lots of yummy pizza toppings
- garlic and parmesan cheese
- For my crust recipe I use Jay’s Signature Pizza Crust from Allrecipes. I let it rise slightly 20-30 minutes. Then I punch it down and begin taking off chunks of dough approximately about the size of a tennis ball or slightly smaller. I flatten these out and roll with a well floured rolling pin until about 1/8 of an inch thick.
- On half of the dough circle I place my sauce and toppings. Last night it was sausage, sautéed onion and mushrooms, pepperoni and lots of mozzarella.
- Next with water wet the half of the circle that has your toppings on it. Fold your dough circle in half (covering your toppings) and seal with a fork. I then take a sharp knife and poke each persons first initial into the dough so that I know who’s is who’s and I also have vents for the calzones.
- Place on greased cookie sheet and bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes or until golden brown.
- Remove from oven, brush with butter and sprinkle with garlic salt or parmesan cheese.
I usually do 1 1/2 times my pizza dough recipe and have quite a bit left over. Last night I made pepperoni and mozzarella cheese breadsticks and also brown sugar and cinnamon breadsticks. Just roll remaining dough out into rectangles and place your toppings on half of the rectangle. Moisten edges with water, fold dough over the top and seal. For the brown sugar and cinnamon I make a vanilla icing to drizzle on top.
Let’s just say men were completely satisfied!