When Tomato meets Mozzarella…

Today I’d like to propose you the recipe of an authentic Italian delicacy so you can cook it and leave your guests impressed! Let me give you some hints. You can find it in any pizzerias and like pizza the fresher ingredients you put, the better results you get. It has molten surprises inside and you can find them bite by bite. It’s crispy, tender, fluffy, warm and incredibly tasty. Get it? I’m talking about Calzone, a delicious folded pizza that oozes tomato sauce, melted mozzarella and any other kind of succulent ingredients. I know your mouth is watering, isn’t it?

CalzonePreparing Calzone is simple and not too much time-consuming. You can choose out of a lot of ingredients for the filling: tomato, ham, cheese, grilled vegetables, mushrooms, rocket and so on. Baked in the oven (better if it’s wood oven) or fried, Calzone will delight your palate. My mum always fries calzoni because, well, in Calabria we fry everything. But I cooked them in the oven, you know it’s healthier 😉

Ingredients for the dough:

4 cups of wheat flour

1,2 cups of water

1 table spoon of yeast

3 table spoon of olive oil

1 tea spoon of sugar

2 tea spoon of salt


In a bowl put the flour and make a well. Put the yeast, sugar and water inside it and start mixing. Then, add the salt, the olive oil and knead the dough for 10 minutes until obtaining a smooth ball. Cover the ball and let it rise in a warm place during 1 hour.

Ingredients for the filling:

4 medium mozzarellas

4 fresh tomatoes

8 table spoon of tomato puree

Fresh oregano

Tomato, mozzarella and olive oil


Once the dough has doubled in size, punch it down and divide it into portions. Roll out each portion, cut it with a mold and put a bit of every ingredient in the center. Close the calzone. It is important to lightly wet the edges of the dough with some water to help seal it closed. Drizzle with olive oil and bake at 450 degree for 15 minutes.


I must say my calzoni were excellent. However, as you can see Zoe doesn’t like them since she tried to untie my apron during the all elaboration.


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2 Responses to When Tomato meets Mozzarella…

  1. lovely photos…and yummy…calzone! 🙂

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