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Calzone – surprisingly easy!!!!

Posted on July 6, 2009 by in baked goods

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A Calzone is a fold-over pizza in short, according to Wikipedia, and you can fill it with whatever you fancy as long as it has lots of mozzarella cheese as one of the fillings. I had to make some pre-baked pizza bases for a party on Saturday and decided to make a quick snack for the children!!
I simply caramelized two onions with olive oil,salt, pepper, balsamic vinegar and a teaspoon of brown sugar and when the onions where soft and golden brown, I stuffed it in a calzone with some grated mozzarella and peccorino. The children LOVED it and I loved the idea that cooking can be so simple and yet so rewarding!!!

For the Calzone you can use your own basic dough recipe or you can follow mine!! If you are pushed for time, buy a kg of dough from your local bakery!!!

These are the easy steps you have to follow!!

Roll out the pizza dough and lay your filling on the one half. I used onions and cheese for this calzone, but the possibilities are endless!!!
Brush some water around the edges and fold over the dough to form a big pie!!! Make sure all the edges are closed properly otherwise the filling will run out!!
After about 30 minutes your Calzone will be ready !!!
Slice and enjoy the golden onions and the stringy melted cheese…Yum!!!
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18 Responses to “Calzone – surprisingly easy!!!!”

  1. Juno 6 July 2009 at 12:08 pm #

    Stunning photos Nina! Love the combination of cheese and onions.

  2. Everyday Cookin' 6 July 2009 at 3:59 pm #

    OH my – I should not have come to look at this first thing in the morning. Looks fantastic!

  3. Elra 6 July 2009 at 5:08 pm #

    Delicious and irresistible Nina. Love the photos.

  4. That Girl 6 July 2009 at 5:26 pm #

    I've never seen a calzone that wasn't dripping in pizza sauce. For some reason, your version seems so much more "grown up."

  5. Junglefrog 6 July 2009 at 10:03 pm #

    That's so funny! Just yesterday we were watching a Jamie oliver episode where he was making a calzone and I commented to Tom how easy that looked and something we could easily whip up ourself and now you've gave the good exampe here. Looks delicious!

  6. Bellini Valli 7 July 2009 at 4:22 am #

    Wonderful ideas Nina:D

  7. Patricia Scarpin 7 July 2009 at 1:52 pm #

    My hubby has been asking for calzones … These look super yummy!

  8. JennDZ - The Leftover Queen 7 July 2009 at 8:34 pm #

    I am really very partial to anything with caramelized onions! This sounds delicious, Nina!

  9. Helene 8 July 2009 at 2:50 am #

    Wow this is a beautiful calzone. Love the pictures.

  10. Pam 9 July 2009 at 7:48 am #

    Now that's my kind of calzone! There is nothing better than caramelized onions. Looks tasty Nina.

  11. Ben 9 July 2009 at 2:42 pm #

    Hmm yummy! I used to think making calzones was so difficult, but I agree with you now. They are so easy to make and you can use your imagination for the fillings. Great job!

  12. mycookinghut 11 July 2009 at 7:46 pm #

    OMG!! You are really talented!!

  13. Peter M 13 July 2009 at 3:48 pm #

    I like the gooey center of calzones but here…caramelized onions steal the show.

  14. cathy 23 July 2009 at 7:38 am #

    those gooey cheese shots… delicious! thanks for sharing 🙂

  15. glamah16 23 July 2009 at 8:40 pm #

    Love, love , love calzones,

  16. Kevin 3 August 2009 at 8:42 pm #

    Cheese and caramelized onions…mmm… What a great filling!

  17. Jeanne 4 August 2009 at 4:01 pm #

    I haven't had calzone in years and now you've got me wondering why…

  18. The Woman 3 September 2009 at 9:45 am #

    That looks sooooo good. The cheese & onion combo is always a great one and looks mouthwatering in your photos.

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