You are probably all wondering where I have been for the past week. Well, I was busy eating my way through New Orleans with an amazing group of friends. I can’t wait to share my experience there with all of you but first I have to make my through all the pictures I took.
Now that I am back I want to share some other recipes with you so here is a great snack or appetizer for a large group of people. A couple of weeks ago I was going on a cheese binge. I love cheese and by love I mean really love. My favorite cheese is ricotta cheese. I even, on occasion make my own ricotta cheese. I also love calzones but can’t always get a good one. I was having people over and since I was on a cheese binge I decided to make these great little fingers foods. They are versatile and you can really play around with the fillings. I made some plain, some with sausage and some with pepperoni but you can put in it whatever toppings you hear desires. Get creative and enjoy!
1 round of pizza dough, homemade or store bought
Flour for dusting
2 cups of ricotta cheese
1 cup of mozzarella cheese, shredded
¼ cup grated cheese, I use Pecorino Romano
Your favorite toppings i.e. sausage and pepperoni
1 egg, for egg wash
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Dust the pizza round with the flour. Cut in half and roll out to about 1/8 of an inch. Cut out rounds of the dough using a large round cookie cutter. Repeat with second half.
In a large bowl mix together the ricotta, mozzarella and grated cheeses. Season with salt and pepper to taste and then mix to combine.
Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Brush a piece of the cut out pizza dough with the egg wash. In the center of the round place 1-2 tablespoons of the ricotta. Place your favorite topping on top of the ricotta. Pull over the top half of the round towards the bottom forming a crescent shape. Using a fork close the edges of the calzone. Brush with egg wash. Repeat for the rest of the rounds and place on baking sheet.
Bake for 17-20 minutes until golden brown. Serve with some tomato sauce and Enjoy!