Creating a blog was out of the question for a long time for me, as measuring everything in the kitchen was like biting into an eggshell. I enjoy cooking and don’t want to waste even a slightest bit of enjoyment in that small world of mine. But little did I know that everything will change, when my husband came home with the Oscar nominated film ‘Julie and Julia’( a real life story) where Julie Powell (part played by Amy Adams) challenged herself to make all the 524 recipes from Julia Child's cook book ‘Mastering the Art of French Cooking’ and blogging all her experiences (The Julie/Julia Project). It was an inspiring movie. A few days later when we were discussing this casually with a friend of ours over tea…everything changed dramatically…..” How about you making at least half of it in one year? Not French but your own. 262 recipes that will inspire others and present it as a blog?” For a minute my mind traveled faster than light… With an experience as a helper in my mother in laws kitchen for 6 years followed by a three year everyday struggle to satisfy the palate of my foodie husband, if I cannot do it then why should I cook? But on the other side with an experience in English literature extending no more than expanding outline stories in English grammar class when I was 18 and two small kids that come in handy at times, will a commitment for the next one year work? Anyway my ‘cook's ego’ didn’t allow me to say no...

So my friends …here I am opening my recipe book, trying to perfect and present 262 recipes in the coming 365 days….A Challenge that will of course tastes good. Come.. Have a walk with me along my journey.. Cheering and inspiring….Forgiving and tolerating…Testing and tasting….for ‘A Tasty Challenge’

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Pizza Pockets/ Calzone

Recipe No: 41
Ingredients                                                 Makes 6 Pizza Pockets
  • Pizza Dough…………………………….1/2 of a batch
  • Tomato Sauce…………………………As needed
  • Filling …………………………………...As needed (I used only Pepperoni. But you can use sauteed Onions, Bell peppers, Mushrooms, Shredded Chicken etc)
  • Shredded Mozzarella Cheese…As needed
Method of Preparation
  1. Preheat the oven to 450˚F/230˚C. Just like pizza, this too require a high temperature while baking.
  2. Divide the dough into 6 equal parts and roll each part to 1/8th of an inch in thickness.
  3. Spread Tomato sauce on one half of the dough and cover that part with Cheese.
  4. On top of the Cheese, spread whatever filling you are using.
  5. Close the filling with the other half of the dough and seal the edges.
  6. With a sharp knife make some slits on top of the pockets. This is to let the vapor escape while cooking. Instead of slits you can also prick the pockets with a fork.
  7. Place the pockets on a baking tray and place the tray on the lowest rack in your oven for 6 minutes and in the middle rack of the oven for the next 6 minutes or until the Pizza Pockets are golden brown on top.
  8. Serve hot with a salad.

Make it, enjoy the deliciousness and
serve it to your family with love...


Sarah Naveen said...

that looks so perfect and yummy!!!

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