18 Jan 2013

#26 QUICK MEAL: BABY CALZONE






Everyone loves Pizza right? Well this is another version of it I really love and it's great because you can do so many things with it.

It might not be the classic quick meal because yes you'll have to prepare the dough, but all it takes is waiting time you can use to study or work or whatever else you fancy doing. 
Plus, and that is something great really, you can make more than you are going to eat that day and put them in the freezer to have a very quick but still homemade meal another day. One more thing you can do is to just eat it cold and take it to uni or work the next day, it's a great snack and since I like to put a lot of veg in it it's not even that unhealthy. And let's face it, an unhealthy homemade snack with local ingredients is still a lot better than some sandwich from wherever.

Also, if you fancy making some more, they're great party food for a buffet or just as snacks if you're having people over for drinks. I always like to serve pizza-y things because people always love them and you can make loads of different ones without much more effort. brilliant!


(find a recipe for my Pizza Dough here: http://lullabyforpies.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/my-pizza-dough.html)


Mini Calzone
for two

for the dough

250 g all purpose flour
7 g sachet of dried yeast
200 ml lukewarm water
1 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp olive oil
salt

for the sauce

1 can (250 g) tomatoes
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp honey
2 gloves of garlic
1 twig of rosemary

for the filling

(you can use what you want, I'll just give you some
suggestions)
1/2 courgette (finely cut)
mozzarella cheese
basil

or maybe try...
1/4 aubergine (finely cut)
parmesan cheese
ham or streaky bacon

you'll start with preparing the dough,
sieve the flour on your worktop and
make a well in the middle and add the
salt to the flour.
mix together the water, yeast, sugar and olive
oil and carefully pour into the well.
take a fork and carefully work the flour into the
liquid. once it's all mixed you can knead the dough.
add some more flour if needed and make a smooth
dough. put it in a bowl with flour
and leave to rest for at least 1 hour.

to make the sauce, chop the garlic intorough pieces. 

heat up the oil in a pan and
add the garlic and the rosemary.
leave it for fry for about 1 minute then
add the balsamic vinegar and the honey
and lower the temperature.
after about 3 minutes add the tomatoes and
cover the pan and leave to simmer for about
10 minutes.
before using it, take out the rosemary and puree
the sauce (even when you've used pureed tomatoes.)
to make sure it's all smooth and lovely.
add some salt to taste.


now to make the calzone, preheat the oven to
180°C and prepare all the ingredients you want
in your calzone. roll out the dough to a circles of
about 10 cm in diameter.
place them on a baking tray with baking paper.
take about 1 tbsp of the sauce and spread it all
over the circle.
then take the ingredients you prepared and
arrange on one half of the circle.
take a bit of water and wet the outside of the circle
for the halves to stick together.
fold the circle in halves to make your calzone.
bake for about 10 minutes.

enjoy!











Magdalena.




2 comments:

James Turner said...

James Turner Ahh I will surely make these mini Calzone's, they look so good.

Magdalena Hannah said...

thanks, I hope you enjoy them :)