Thursday, March 25, 2010

Stegosaurus Calzones

This was a highly popular twist on a favourite of ours. My kids love Calzones, any which way, so shaping them like dinosaurs could only make things better.

Miss Four and Master Five had hawaiian calzones, and DP had pepperoni. Master One and I had Funky Lime Pizza filling in ours, and I'm pleased to say that in the last 5 months, his tastes have developed enough for him to like like lime and feta. He had tomato pasta sauce as the base sauce, like everyone else though, and I used ranch dressing as a base for mine. I also added the lime juice and coriander to the chopped vegies in a bowl, waiting for the dough to be ready. (Plus we had pineapple too, a nice addition to the mix)

I used a new dough recipe, made in my bread maker on the dough cycle:
200ml water
1 Tbsp garlic olive oil
1 tsp salt
2 1/2 cups flour
1 3/4 teaspoons yeast

It wasn't hard to make the calzones dinosaurified. Before rolling your dough out, reserve a little for legs. Then roll out, and top with your preffered sauce and toppings. Leave a little larger border sauce free than you would normally. When you fold the dough over, drag one corner out to make a tail. Then pinch the sides closed with your finger and thumb, and, using the thumb and finger of your other hand, gently pull down the pinched piece to make a spike. Repeat for the whole back. When you get to the end, squoosh the two sides together, and draw out into a long neck. Fold it up and across to make a head. Brush with a little oil, garlic oil is particularly nice, and cook as per your usual calzone recipe.


Conor @ HoldtheBeef said...

This is BRILLIANT! I may be 28 but I think I'd squeal with delight if someone made me this for dinner. Jump up and down and clap my hands together too.

SilverMoon Dragon said...

I'm 29 in August... and the children are just a front. I cook like this for me really! ;)

Marisa said...

How cute are these! I bet your kids love you.

Libby said...

Genius! I am so making this for my dinosaur obsessed son!