Hi Everyone! 👋
I am going a little out of my comfort zone with this one! I never blogged about food before or my creations in the kitchen, and thought it would be fun, and something different!
About two weeks ago I had the pleasure of making homemade calzone’s from scratch using my boyfriends grandmothers recipe she left behind when she passed away. I would hope that I made these up to grandmas standards, and nailed them on the head!
I am a full blooded (Sometimes stubborn) Italian so I had to go all out with these! I made my own dough from scratch, and my own filling from scratch leaving me to just deep fry these bad boys 😍
You can find everything I used below with the recipe to follow.
- Active Dry Yeast
- Ricotta Cheese
- Mozzarella Cheese
- Vegetable Oil (Not pictured here)
Ingredients:- For the dough-
- 8 Cups of flour
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 Teaspoon of salt
- 1 cup of Crisco melted down in microwave
- 2 Packets of dry yeast
Add all the Ingredients together without the dry yeast (Flour, sugar, eggs, crisco, salt) Your going to take two cups of warm water (not to hot or to cold) and mix in the 2 packets of yeast, and whisk away. Once fully whisked pour the 2 cups of yeast water into the rest of Ingredients. Once mixed either by hand or by mixer knead for 10 minutes on a flat floured service (You might need to sprinkle flour a few times until the dough is not sticking or sticky anymore).
Put dough in clean bowl, and let it rise for 3 hours in warm dark area of your kitchen. What I did with my dough was let it rise in the microwave. Before putting the bowl in the microwave I took a cup of water, and made the microwave heat the water up for one minute. The hot water is going to make the microwave all warm, and moist (perfect environment for your dough to rise). I took out the cup, put the bowl inside, and covered the dough with a towel. Three hours later I had beautifully risen dough!
Ingredients:- For the the filling-
- 3 large containers of Polly-O Ricotta Cheese
- 3 Polly-O Whole Milk Mozzarella’s
- 1 teaspoon of salt to taste
Grate the cheese, add in the ricotta, and put your salt. Mix it all together, and BAM you have calzone filling!
Use the rest of the Crisco to start heating up your deep fryer if the Crisco is not enough to fill the deep fryer you can add vegetable oil to that. You want to make sure your deep fryer is set to 375 degrees.
After the dough raised I put it back out on that flat floured surface, and kneaded a little bit more. I rolled out the dough with my floured rolling pin as flat as I could. I took my ricotta cheese cover and cut out circles for my filling. I rolled the circles after they were cut out, and just filled them with the mozzarella, and ricotta cheese filling. I put a little bit of water on my inside dough edges so it closes easier, and smushed the ends together with a work. Once your calzone is closed just put it in the deep fryer, and wait for it to turn golden brown.
I hope you enjoyed my recipe, and I would love to know how yours turns out! Dont forget you can always add your favorite fillings like ham, bacon, sausage (whatever you like on your pizza really). Bon Appétit!
Until next time love bugs