Calzoni are essentially turnover pizzas frequently produced because of their portability. Like pasties, they make a perfect lunch time feast as they are easy to enjoy on the go without risk of unsolicited spillage. However, though the inherent cleanliness of calzoni is beyond question, it is not their most arresting feature. As you’re likely aware, surprises often produce some of the most exciting and pleasant occurrences in one’s life. Breaking into the soft, golden shell of a calzone is one such event and witnessing the ingredients ooze from their man-made cocoon is, in all instances, more gripping that merely having a flat, though admittedly delicious, pizza thrust under your pecker.
My dad recently purchased a couple of second-hand copies of Jamie Oliver’s first two books. Although I haven’t followed any recipes to their exact specifications I will have to note, in a few of my future posts, that he has provided me with a little inspiration and culinary guidance. As you have probably guessed this is one such recipe. I get the feeling that there are a couple of fairly common mistakes people tend to make when cooking their own tomato sauce, mistakes I shall attempt to rectify. Firstly, one must remember that chopped tomatoes are entirely useless and that peeled plum tomatoes are simply the only way to go. Secondly, one must cook a tomato sauce for at least an hour in order to remove any bitterness from the seeds. In fact, some Italian chefs cook theirs for up to three hours!
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This blog isn’t about eating cheaply; it’s about eating good food as economically as possible. My aim is to provide you with the means to deliver low-cost, beautifully presented meals to your table.