As some of you know my restaurant was featured on Diners, Dives, and Drive Ins this month. Well I wanted to show you one of our biggest sellers on the menu. This is a step by step process to creating your own Elf’s Special Calzone.You have to start with 8 ounces of fresh dough. Then you go from there and get all good and floured up.
Add your sauce and throw a good handful of cheese on top of it and spread it out to be about 6 inches across, yet again in a circle shape.
Start with you mound of pepperoni and make sure to cover all your cheese and sauce with the pepperoni.
Than throw on the onions, sliced and diced up nice and fine.
Now its time for the fungus, (mushrooms) to be thrown on. Slice them up nice and fine so they are about a quarter inch thick or so.
Now its time for the diced tomatoes. You have to make sure that they are not all juicy and what not. Of they are then all the juice runs out and make the crust soggy, and well that is no good.
And here are the green peppers and yet again sliced and diced and free from juice as well.
Now the Italian Sausage all nice and chunked up.
And now it’s time for another handful of cheese to be thrown on top to hold everything in place once the the cooking starts.
Now you have to make sure to stretch out the top half of the dough so you have enough to pull it over and roll up.
Now that’s what it should like at this point.
Roll all your edges up tight to the heart of the calzone and cut a few slits in the dough to it doesn’t blow up.
These two shots are what it should look like right before you throw it into the oven.
Now you need to have a convection oven for it to cook quik, and the temp needs to be 450 or better. At 350 the cook time is about 8 to 10 minutes. In and regular home oven 450 and about 14 to 16 minutes works just fine.
Here they are as they come out of the oven.
This is the to go version. Brush on some butter, and sprinkle parmesan cheese and dust on some basil and chives and there you go.
This is the dine in version, comes with a side or marinara and there you go. I perfect dinner for 2.
Hope you all make an attempt at making one of these for you to enjoy and if you have any questions feel free to ask and I will answer as best as I can.