You gotta share…

Now that we are at home most of the time, for want of something to do to pass the time, we have been watching a lot of television. No, I do not watch my missus’ favourite Korean channels; most of the time, I would watch those food and travel channels and of course, the news channels.

Last Saturday afternoon, when I got up from my nap, I saw my girl cooking something in the kitchen. She said she was making some calzones…

…probably inspired by the ones we saw time and time again on those western cooking and travel shows.

For the uninitiated, a calzone is an Italian oven-baked folded pizza…

…often described as a turnover, made with leavened dough, stuffed with whatever filling you choose…

My girl had minced beef in hers with Bombay onions and potatoes, lots of cheese, some pasta sauce (with extra mushroom, it said on the bottle) and whatever else. She and the mum shared one for dinner that evening and they were too full after that to eat anything else. I tried a little bit and I loved it – it was really very nice but it was so big and I did not have anybody to share it with so I just ate whatever we had for our meals that day.

I did send one to my sister for her to enjoy and there were another two left so the next morning, I took one…

…out of the fridge and heated it up in the oven for breakfast.

It seemed that the reheating made the bread pastry a bit crusty and it came across like thin crust pastry in pizzas – that was very nice and I liked it! Of course, it was way too big so I only had half of it…

…and left the other half in the oven for later.

A calzone is similar to a stromboli, an Italian-American pizza turnover, and the two are sometimes confused. Unlike strombolis, which are generally rolled or folded into a cylindrical or rectangular shape, calzones are always folded into a crescent shape.

Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

16 thoughts on “You gotta share…”

  1. At one glance, I thought it was curry puff only make bigger in size.. 😊😊. It must be extremely big and fulfilling as Mel and her mum have to share. Melissa has great interest in cooking and baking.

    1. Yes, it would be great to use curry puff filling, beef & potatoes but it’s some kind of bread pastry, not puff pastry. Maybe I can ask her to bake again one of these days, use curry filling. I love those giant buns with curry wrapped inside!

    1. Translation: The calzone looks very tasty and the edge is very expertly closed.

      Thanks for your compliment. My girl would be most flattered to hear that, her first attempt at making those.

  2. I always think of Calzone as a giant curry puff LOL! Secret Recipe used to have very nice Calzones, dunno if they still sell it.

    1. As in thin crust pastry? I found that when I reheated the leftovers the following day, the pastry became like that. Very nice, very crusty, very fragrant.

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