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Old 07-24-2017, 12:44 AM   #11
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My daughter took me to the North End here in Boston. The bastion for Italian food here in Boston. We ordered a Calzone. It was horrible. Mostly thick bread with next to nothing for a filling. One slice of cheese and one slice of salami.

Since then both of us make our own. We buy the cold cut ends (including cheeses) that are half price of what you would pay at the deli counter. I knead the dough in the bread machine. I always have bread flour on hand. And I place a thin layer of a pizza sauce on both sides of the Calzone. Sometimes if I have some frozen meatballs in the freezer, I use them instead. That is the glory of a Calzone. You can put whatever you want in them.

Everyone in the family prefer the fried version.
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Yes. A calzone is definitely 'mix and match'. I love the idea of the meatball ones, and I'm definitely going to do these, so thanks for posting. What I posted was what makes a calzone a calzone.


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Old 07-24-2017, 07:38 AM   #13
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Yes. A calzone is definitely 'mix and match'. I love the idea of the meatball ones, and I'm definitely going to do these, so thanks for posting. What I posted was what makes a calzone a calzone.

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Just remember, if you are going to put a pizza sauce in it, if it is going to be for a walk-about, make sure it is thick enough to not drizzle down the front of you.
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Old 07-24-2017, 12:42 PM   #14
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My favorite calzone filling is ricotta, mozzarella and thin slices of ham (or prosciutto). Marinara sauce on the side to dip.
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Old 07-24-2017, 01:09 PM   #15
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The reason why you make the filling by cutting up the mozzarella into very small pieces and then mix the tomato sauce in to make a very thick filling when it's melted is to make sure that nothing will dribble down your clothes. You're absolutely right Addie! That means your tomato sauce needs to be suitably thick to do the job.

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Old 07-24-2017, 10:52 PM   #16
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Eric,
there is a great video on YouTube "Artisian Bread in 5 minutes" It makes a great pizza dough and is super easy and quick to make.

https://youtu.be/g_c53AYZMGM

Hope this helps
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Make your own. Strong bread flour/All Purpose flour + yeast + salt +a little sugar + warm water. No nasty additives & cheaper than the bought stuff and quicker because you don't have to traipse out to the shops to buy it.
And you can freeze them un-cooked before the final proving. Put a sheet of baking parchment/grease-proof paper between each one and pack in a bx or freezer bag and freeze. Just bring as many (or as few) as you need out of the freezer, allow to thaw and rise a bit, top and bake.

So much easier and quicker than standing in the queue at the supermarket checkout.
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