Here are my calzones or (as I like to call them because I am apparently not an adult yet) pizza pies!
These are really quick to make and are perfect for a fancy-looking dinner for friends or a nice Friday night treat, when you don’t want to be mainstream and just make a pizza…
- Approx. 4 tablespoons tomato purée (check ingredients for garlic/onion)
- Generous handful of spring onion green tips – chopped finely
- 1 large tomato (I used Roma, make sure you know it has good flavour, no sainsburys basics here!)
- Small handful of chilli flakes (optional!)
- Big handful of fresh basil – chopped finely (leave a few leaves for putting on top of mix)
- 1-2 tablespoons of garlic oil mixed with a little olive oil
- Salt & pepper
- Lactose Free Mozzerella – chopped thinly (p.s. don’t cook this with the other stuff! Use it for putting on to the mix)
(N.B. This recipe makes 3 Calzone – adapt ingredients to increase amount of calzone)
THE (GF) DOUGH
I used a pre-packaged GF pizza base dough for this recipe from Croustipate (French brand – available for online order in Rewe Deutschland). But a homemade pizza dough recipe would also work of course (I don’t yet have one but I would recommend this one, this blog is great: https://karlijnskitchen.com/en/best-gluten-free-pizza-ever/)
- Preheat the oven to 230’c (200’c for fan – if you’re using prepackaged dough remember to take it out the fridge about 10 minutes before so it comes up to room temp)
- Heat a frying pan with the oil. When hot, put the mix ingredients – excluding the purée – into the frying pan and stir for a few minutes until well-combined and softened.
- Add tomato purée and stir until it goes a bit liquid-y and covers everything in the pan. Season to taste.
- Prepare your calzone! Best thing to do is cut your pizza dough into shapes like the below – you will need two pieces of roughly the same size for each calzone. Position the tomato mix in the middle leaving a circumference of a few cm around the mix.
- Pop some basil leaves and some of the chopped mozzarella on top of the mix.
- Put your other piece of same-sized dough on top of the other and pinch the sides all the way round and make sure they are sealed. Push everything down a bit to flatten it. Don’t worry if a bit of sauce comes out the sides, it’ll just make it crispier!
- Cook for around 10 minutes or until golden brown. Watch they don’t burn! VOILÀ!
HOPE YOU ENJOY THEM! I certainly did, and I have two in the fridge for next few days, going to see what they taste like cold. M&S do these little mini calzone things that taste like pizza, used to love them before my tummy issues, but these reminded me of them!
If you try these out I would LOVE to see how they turn out, bet they’ll be prettier than mine! Tag me on insta @lenashappytummy!