A calzoni is an Italian
meal that is something like a cross between a pizza
and a samosa
. It is a baked bread
pocket filled with some combination of meat
To make calzonis, first aquire some dough
. This can be more difficult than it sounds, supermarket
s do not often sell the stuff, and it is a pain in the ass
to make by hand. A bread maker
will usually have a dough
setting, if one is available.
The dough should be rolled thin about (1/4 inch thick), and a small-plate-sized section should be cut for each person eating. While preparing the dough, preheat the oven to 450 degrees (F).
s and sauce
s should be placed on top of the rolled dough, keeping this filling in the middle. Once the filling is added, fold one half of the dough over and squeeze the edges together - the intention
being to form a pocket for the ingredients in the center of the dough mass.
It helps to brush the top of the calzoni with olive oil - this makes it turn out crispier.
Also, prior to placing the calzoni in the oven, cut several slits in the dough on the top to prevent the steam from making the things explode. After cutting, throw them in
the oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Excellent filling combinations include: