17 February 2011


A weekly meal in our house are calzones made from whole wheat pizza dough. We fill ours with ricotta (re-goat-ta) cheese and mozzarella cheese, served with marinara sauce on the side. Sometimes it is great to have a special tool to make your food pretty.... but sometimes it is great when you already have something to do the job just as well. Calzones need to have their edges sealed. I've done it with my fingers and with a fork. If I had a fork that was bent to fit my pan I wouldn't have looked farther, but on a cookie sheet with a lip a normal fork doesn't now work well. So... I opened my utensil drawer all the way and looked and looked and then tried a beater... I think I like the look <3
For a nicer presentation you can brush off the cornmeal and brush milk on before it is baked.


  1. That looks so good! I would love a recipe. :)

  2. Bread Machine Recipe for Whole Wheat Calzones (or Pizza)
    1c Water (80 degree)
    2T Oil
    1T Sugar or Honey
    1t Salt
    1c Whole Wheat Flour
    1.5c Bread Flour
    1.5t Bread Machine Yeast

  3. Calzone (or Pizza) by Hand Recipe
    2 3/4 to 3 1/4 c AP Flour
    1pk dry yeast (not RapidRise)
    1/4t salt
    1c water (120 - 130 degree)
    2T oil

    Combine 1 1/4c flour, yeast & salt. Add water & oil. Beat with mixer on low for 30 sec, scraping bowl. Beat on high for 3 min. Stir in as much of remaining flour as you can. Turn out onto light floured surface. Knead in enough remaining flour to make a moderately stiff dough that is smotth & elastic (6 - 8 min total). Divide in 1/2. Cover & let rest 10 min. Sprinkle cookie sheet with cornmeal. Roll each dough ball to size of cookie sheet (but oval-ish). Use spoonfuls of ricotta & shredded mozzarella on a long half side. You can also add ham and marinara sauce or what you like. Fold "lid" to close and seal edges. Pinch or poke a few steam holes in the top. Let raise in a non draft & very warm area for 20 -30 min (may need more time). I preheat oven to about 200 then turn it off after it's heated (7min) about 30 before & use oven to raise the dough. Brush calzones with milk and cook about 18 minutes at 400 degrees.

  4. This just makes me think "you don't always have what you want,but,you always have what you need"Love your very special design

  5. That is well put Denise! :) After many years of collecting more gadgets than I can store, I am thrilled to have things (or ideas) I can use for more than one purpose.


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