Cheesy Calzones

Get ready for a mind-blowing adventure into the realm of calzone perfection, my friends! In this free online cooking class video, we're diving headfirst into the tantalizing world of homemade pepperoni pizza calzones. And let me tell you, there's nothing quite like sinking your teeth into a slice of cheesy, doughy goodness.

Now, when it comes to calzones, there's a universe of possibilities. But we're gonna take a little detour from tradition and put our own spin on things. Why stick to the same old routine when we can unleash our culinary creativity, am I right? So buckle up and get ready to join me on this mouthwatering journey.

First things first, we need the perfect foundation for our calzone creation. And that means whipping up a heavenly 48-hour pizza dough that'll make your taste buds sing. Watch as those bubbles rise and pop, signaling that we're on the path to doughy greatness. It's like a symphony of flavors in the making.

Once our dough is ready to rock, we stretch it out like a canvas, letting gravity do its thing. We want that dough to be roundish, giving us ample space to work our magic. And let me tell you, we've got a good-sized dough canvas here, folks. It's time to make some culinary art.

Now, imagine a pizza that's about to transcend all your expectations. We start with a blanket of crushed tomatoes, spreading the love across our doughy canvas. This is the foundation upon which our flavor explosion will be built. But we're not stopping there. Oh no, we're taking this calzone to a whole new level.

Pepperoni, my friends. It's the king of pizza toppings, and we're giving it a prime spot in our calzone masterpiece. But we're not just piling it on willy-nilly. We're sandwiching those savory slices between layers of cheeses that'll make your taste buds dance with joy.

Romano cheese? Oh yeah, we're throwing that on there because, well, why the heck not? It's all about adding that extra zing, that perfect hit of flavor. And speaking of cheese, let's bring in the big guns—whole milk ricotta. Creamy, dreamy, and oh-so-decadent, this cheese takes our calzone to luxurious heights.

But we're not stopping there, my friends. We're on a cheese adventure, and there's no turning back. Shredded Fontina, you magnificent melter, you're joining the party too. We're talking layer upon layer of cheese, creating a gooey, melty paradise that'll have you weak in the knees.

And now, the grand finale. We gently fold that dough over our magnificent cheese and filling mountain, sealing the deal with a pinch of perfection. It's an artful process, a dance between dough and deliciousness. And let me tell you, the sight of that beautifully stuffed calzone is a sight to behold.

But we're not done just yet. Oh, no. We're launching that bad boy into a piping hot oven a top one of my handy Baking Steels, where it'll transform into a golden-brown wonderland of flavor. The anticipation builds as we wait for those 10 to 12 minutes of pure torture. But trust me, it's all worth it.

And voila! Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, our calzone emerges, boasting a crust that's crispy, a filling that's heavenly, and a sauce that's just the right amount of naughty. Now, it's time for the grand reveal. I present to you, my friends, my pepperoni calzone.