We love home made pizza but last week we decided to make a variation of this by making mini pizza calzones together.
It was part of an extra effort to get Master Frugal eating new things as he’s seemed quite receptive to new food lately and after years of being a fussy eater, he’s starting to get a bit braver. I though calzones would be a good way to help encourage him as he can’t see what he’s eating so he doesn’t get chance to fuss over it if you know what I mean.
We each made a portion of out own homemade pizza dough which is basically 125g bread flour, 7g yeast packet and 75ml warm water all mixed together and kneaded for five minutes.
When the dough was ready we split it into smaller portions with each one being about the size of a child’s fist and stretched each one out as thin as we dared before they ripped. I then made the tomato sauce to spread on the top (50% tomato ketchup and 50% tomato puree as we had no homemade tomato sauce left)
I then added bowls of pineapple, cold cooked chicken, slices of ham, pineapple, jalapenos and cheese to the table and we set about making our mini calzones. Once each one was topped with everything they wanted, we folded them over and tucked the edges over themselves to seal them together.
They were then cooked at 200 c for between 15 and 25 minutes before we ate them with homemade coleslaw and sweet potato fries.
You can use all sorts of things in them as fillings so they’ll be great to have at the end of a week to use up anything left in your fridge!
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