Sunday, June 20, 2010

Homemade Calzones (AKA Pizza Pockets)

The other day we were trying to think of something yummy we could make to give to our friends.  W came  up with the idea of calzones which we hadn't made in ages.  Brilliant.  I made  up a big batch of our favourite  pizza dough and then put together a batch of calzones for our friends as well as some for us.  We used to make these often to take on beach days and camping trips so I am particularly pleased W reminded me of them just in time for summer. 
We just roll balls of dough into circles.  Put on a spoonful of tomato sauce.  Put on our preferred toppings.  Fold  in a half and crimp the edges and then put a couple knife slits in the top and bake for about 12-15 minutes at 400.  They freeze well so you can make them in big batches when you have time.  We just take them along to the  beach still frozen and they are thawed by the time we want to eat them.  They are also delicious with other kinds of filling like brocolli, rice and cheese.  W has decided he is going to make some with baked beans, potatoes and cheese - sounds like a great combo to take on our next camping trip!


The Knitty Gritty Homestead said...

Mmmm!! This looks like something I could manage for dinner tonight...use up all the last bits of veggies before I head to the grocery store tonight! Thanks for sharing!

Leigh said...

I've done something similar but I really like the look of the calzones. Perfect go food!