4.20.2011

How To Make The Perfect Calzone

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I'm going to share a really great tip with you today...  One that I learned from my favorite pizza maker, Joey.  This tidbit of information, dear readers, is the key to making the truly perfect Calzone.

Before you get carried away, I feel I need to let you know up front that I'm not going to share a top secret crust recipe (I do have a great one that I will share in another post).  I'm not going to tell you how to make the perfect pizza sauce, although Grandma's Pasta Sauce is a killer substitute.  I'm not even going to suggest any fillings.  

What I am going to tell you is one incredibly simple thing that you can do to make sure your Calzone comes out of the oven with a perfectly rounded and delicious crust.  

Are you ready?  Drum roll, please...


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It's a little hard to see in this picture, but the key to the perfect Calzone is a tiny ice chip.  You can see it there, nestled on top of all that cheese.  

According to Joey, as the Calzone bakes, the ice melts, letting off just enough steam to create that perfectly rounded crust.  Without the ice, the Calzone would be flat.  It's that simple.

One additional tip...  If you decide to fill your Calzone with things like fresh tomatoes or banana peppers (foods that already contain a ton of moisture) you can omit the ice chip.  As the Calzone cooks, the moisture in the vegetables will create the same effect.

Give it a try.  You'll be surprised what a difference a little ice chip can make.

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This post is part of Works For Me Wednesday hosted by We Are That Family.

2 comment(s). Leave yours!:

Mom2fur said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow, the things ya learn! I'm going to try this soon. I usually get pizza dough from the pizza parlor and I was just thinking today I haven't made homemade pizza in a while. Hmmm...maybe calzones instead of pizza this weekend!
(BTW, I have tried making dough. I just don't enjoy the process and the guys over at Chef's make it better for only $4.)

kathleen said... Best Blogger Tips

Yum!!! Looks fabulous. Wish I had dough and I'd make some tonight but, alas, it's too late to start from scratch dough :( Another day.

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