The Freshman Cook: Yummy Mummy Calzone!

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This weeks entree is a calzone, made to fit perfectly into your Halloween plans. This mummy is not too scary, but he will definitely liven up your buffet or dinner table, and he is pretty tasty for a mummy!

 Yummy Mummy Calzone

(adapted from TOH Holiday and Celebrations 2005)

2~1 pound Frozen Bread Dough

1 1/2 cups shredded Mozzarella Cheese

1/2 cup Pizza Sauce

1/2 cup  chopped Onion

1 slightly beaten Egg
1 piece Sun Dried Tomato

Roll each piece of dough into a triangle shape.

The shape should be 14″ at the longest point, and 11″ wide at the bottom. Place the dough on parchment paper like above. With a knife, score the edges of a 4″ rectangle in the center of the triangle, 2″ from the top and bottom. Don’t cut through the pastry like I did. Just gently mark it. If you cut through the pastry, just push it back together. Also, see how my rectangle is off center? No biggie! Pastry is always an easy fix, but this is fine. On each long side, cut 1″ wide strips at an angle, from the score line to the end. I used a ruler to measure the widths because I am a terrible judge of these things! Leave a triangle at the top, like above. This will become the head. Leave the bottom below the score line uncut, also. See how at the bottom on the left side, it doesn’t look even? Don’t worry.

It will all come out in the wash bake!

Place the pizza sauce, chopped onions, and cheese in the center of the scored area. You can add whatever you would like to this calzone. Maybe, sausage, pepperoni slices, ground beef? The decision is yours. Starting at the head, start folding down the left, and then a right strip, alternating them until you reach the last strip on each side. Round the piece for the head into a ball.  Fold the bottom dough piece over the calzone, then fold the two strips over the top. Beat your egg up a little, then brush egg onto the dough. Now, cover the mummy with plastic wrap and let it rise for 15 minutes.  After it has risen, add the eyes. You can use several things. Olives are what the recipe called for, but I didn’t want to buy an entire jar just for the eyes, so I used a piece on sun dried tomato, cut into a little piece, and rolled into a ball. Insert in the head. Bake the mummy in the oven for 25-28 minutes.
Here the mummy. Yummy! Let him sit for 5 minutes before serving. Here is an inside look at the calzone. I think mummy might have benefited from a few more minutes in the oven, but he was delicious. Slice the mummy at an angle for servings.
Happy Halloween! Thanks for stopping by today! Coming asap~Candy Corn Shooters!

I’ll be haunting you, back soon!

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