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Friday, April 27, 2007


These are no ordinary calzones. The typical calzone that you might find at a local pizzeria is filled only with mozzarella and ricotta cheese. These calzones are much more satisfying, however. They are stuffed with a lovely tomato & onion mixture, as well as just the right amount of mozzarella. The combination is superb, and I am sure you will enjoy them.

For the Filling:
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 onion, chopped
2 tomatoes, diced
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
2 tablespoons fresh basil, finely chopped
1 cup mozzarella cheese, grated

1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and cook for 5-7 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for another minute.

2. Add the tomatoes, oregano and basil and reduce the heat to medium low. Cook for 3-5 minutes more, then remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature.

3. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Divide the dough into four pieces.

4. One a floured surface, roll out one piece of dough to 1/8 in. thick circle. Spoon 1/4 of the tomato mixture onto the flattened dough, and then top with 1/4 cup cheese. Brush or spoon olive oil around the edges of the circle. Fold one end of the dough over, covering the cheese and tomato mixture, and pinch the two edges of the dough together. With a sharp knife, cut a small slit on the top.

5. Repeat step four with the remain dough pieces and place calzones on a cookie sheet or pizza pan. Cook for 9-11 minutes until slightly brown on top.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

holy shit these things were good


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