Supremely deliverable calzone makes the journey from oven to plate
We can probably all agree that the Neapolitan pizza chef who first came up with the idea of folding all of the usual toppings inside the dough before baking it — thus creating the supremely transportable and deliverable calzone — deserves some kind of medal. After all, were it not for this innovation, we might not get to enjoy the pizza delivery service that this dish paved the way for.
But nowadays, calzones are beloved in their own right and not just because they keep all our favorite pizza toppings warm while being zipped across town. Here's a variation to make at home that has all your cravings covered!
You will need:
- 1 sheet ready-made pizza dough (round)
- 3.5 oz pepperoni
- 1 cup shredded cheese
- 2 eggs
- 3 tbsp parsley
- 2.5 oz cooked broccoli
- 3 cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1/2 bell pepper, diced
- 3.5 oz fresh mozzarella, in slices
- salt and pepper
- Roll out the pizza dough and cover half with pepperoni slices. Sprinkle on the shredded cheese.
- Scramble the eggs, mix with parsley and pour half of the mixture over the cheese.
- Add the broccoli, tomatoes and bell pepper, followed by the mozzarella slices. Season with salt, pepper and oregano.
- Fold the empty side of the dough over the fillings and seal the edges together with a fork, forming a crescent-shaped pocket. Gently perforate the dough with your fork and then coat with the remaining egg mixture. Bake for 20 minutes at 390 °F.
Let cool a bit before digging in. After all, this dish was meant to stay piping hot for the journey from pizza oven to your door... and you've shortened the trip considerably by baking at home! Maybe enjoy a glass of red while you wait? We won't tell if you don't!