Homemade Calzones & a Pinterest Addiction

Saturday, January 7, 2012

First of all, my apologies for such a long time in between posts. Between my last post and this one, my hubby and I closed on the house, did a TON of remodeling and painting and moved in. I think I'm finally settled, although as I look around my office (ohmygosh...I have an office!) I still have a few boxes left to unpack.

So, what else has happened? Oh yeah, I got hooked on Pinterest. Big time. If for whatever reason, you haven't found this "crack for the internet yet," allow me to explain. It's like a visual bookmark tool for anything you find as you're surfing the web. What makes it so addictive is that you can follow your friends and other people you add and see what they are pinning - and that's the problem. You start finding amazing recipes, crafts, photographs, jokes...weddings, babies and fashion seem to be big hits as well.

You can find me here on Pinterest. Just don't blame me if several hours from now you are trying to find your way back to reality.

With that said, I decided to make my addiction something productive, so my New Year's Resolution this year is to do one thing a week I find on the site, whether it be a craft, a book to read or a recipe. This is Week Two and tonight, I made calzones based on this pin.

I looked up a couple of different recipes - three to be exact:

The pizza dough, I made using this recipe.
For the actual calzone, I used this recipe and this recipe.

So make your pizza dough with the bread machine or use your own recipe.

Pizza Dough Rising

Roll it out to about 16"x10" and place it on a cookie sheet. And yes, that's my tablet with the instructions on how to fold the dough:

Prepping the Calzone

Add pizza sauce and fillings. I used pepperoni, sausage and mozzarella cheese. (I had mushrooms, but ditzy me forgot to add them...oh well - next time!)

Then use your kitchen scissors to make strips about an inch and a half wide and cut them to about a half an inch away from the filling.

Calzone prep

Lay the strips - stretching if needed - across each other in a lattice pattern. I then brushed butter over the whole thing and added Italian seasoning. Now it's ready for the oven!

Calzone - ready for the oven

Bake at 375 degrees for about 30 minutes.

Finished Calzone

Dinner is served! I think the homemade dough made such a huge difference and I can't wait to try other fillings!

Finished Calzone


Suburban Princess said...

You need to blog more!
I love Pinterest too - I didn't do it officially but I have started making food from there lol
So far I have made 3 or 4 things since Christmas.
Maybe more.

I find if I just take pics of everything the blog posts will come naturally :O)

Mom said...

Nice pan! And you gotta love breadmakers! :-)

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