Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Shaped Calzones

These were the cutest thing ever! I actually made them before Valentine's Day but haven't had time to post. Actually, I went into the store with a plan to buy ready made pizza dough. They were all out of the fresh one and didn't even carry the Pillsbury kind. I didn't want to run all over the city looking for pizza dough so I looked up a recipe for pizza dough with no yeast. Well, it was okay but I wouldn't make it again and can't be bothered sharing the recipe either. It was dense. I will make these again but I'll be using a different dough.

You can use any cookie cutter you like to make shapes out of your favourite pizza dough.

So I didn't do a good job sealing the edges. But I love crispy cheese anyway!

Turkey pepperoni and olives. Ham and pineapple.

Using the fork here to pinch the edges.

And if you get tired of making little ones, just make a regular pizza.

All done!

pizza dough
pizza sauce (I used the one in the squeeze bottle)
pizza toppings (I found some great turkey pepperoni!)
canola oil

Preheat the oven to 450F and line a baking sheet with parchment.

Roll out your dough to about 1/4" thick and cut shapes with a large cookie cutter.

Place sauce, cheese and a few toppings onto one of the shapes. Run a line of water with your finger around the edge of the dough, then place a second shape on top. Use a fork to push the edges of dough together. Brush with a bit of oil and sprinkle on some cheese if you like.

Place the calzones on the prepared pan and bake for about 15 minutes or until dough is cooked through and the cheese is melted inside.

Cool slightly before serving. The inside will be hot!

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