Wednesday, 15 July 2009

In which I think dried cranberries are yummy

My post title is totally unrelated to this post. But it is true non-the-less.

I have to say again (and I know I said it yesterday), I'm really enjoying reading my blog roll. So many great bloggers out there. I sit at my desk laughing, smiling, nodding along and being inspired as I read through them. I'm so glad to be a part of this. I'm also really enjoying blogging again. Loving it in fact... Would even go as far to say it makes me a better person. This is so not true, but who cares?

I might slightly be in love with many of the recipes For The Love Of Cooking and Closet Cooking have been posting. Fucking beautiful.

There is one thing I have got to ask though; what the hell is the difference between a RL Lesbian and NOT a RL Lesbian... Can you be an internet lesbian but as soon as you step into the real world girls are yucky? ... Strange. I, if it is unknown am bi-sexual but only by technicality. That technicality is my husband because if it wasn't for him I would totally be full blown lesbo, but he's kind of an exception to the rule because; HAWT.

ahem, s'cuse me.

Adventured into the world of calzones last night and I think I hit them right on the nose. Easy and kind of fun to make too. Husband loved them, especially the size of them! Who knew you could get so much out of such a small ball of dough! I made Mushroom and ham but you could use anything, I think I'll try black olive and pepperoni next time.

Mushroom and Ham Calzone
(Serves 4)
  • 100g pack cooked ham (lunch meat), chopped into pieces
  • mozzarella cheese ball, torn into pieces
  • carton of creamed tomatoes
  • 2tbsp tomato puree
  • 1tbsp dried mixed herbs
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 6 large closed cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 290g pack pizza base mix (or for those more talented kind feel free to make your own pizza base! just don't ask me how to do it.)
preheat the oven to 220c, fan 200c, gas 7. Empty the 2 sachets from the pizza base mix into a bowl. Add 250ml hot water and kneed well on a lightly floured board for 5 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, then cover and leave to sit for 10 minutes.

In a bowl combine the ham, mozzarella and mushrooms.

In another bowl combine the creamed tomatoes, tomato puree and mixed herbs. Mix well.

Divide the pizza dough into 4 even portions. Roll each piece into a 20cm circle and cover half of each circle with 1-2 tablespoons of the tomato mixture and then 1/4 of the filling. brush the beaten egg on the edges of the circle and then fold the dough over to encase the filling. Crimp the edges of the calzone and brush with more beaten egg. Bake the calzone in the oven for 20 minutes or until a golden color.


Pam said...

Thank you for the kind words about my blog - you made my day.

The calzone looks and sounds tasty...I think they are fun to make too.

Eve said...

oh you are very welcome :)

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