I wasn't quite sure what I was going to do with it today - but when I woke up I had the urge to experiment with breakfast calzones.
|Egg, apple and Parmesan calzone.|
First I rolled out the dough.
|Rolled out pizza dough and chopped apples.|
|Apples roughly chopped.|
|Thick shavings of Parmesan.|
Note to self: Make a well for the egg to sit in next time.
Then I made a calzone with apple and seasoned pork.
I sauteed up some ground pork (about 1 cup raw ground pork) over medium-high heat with a little peanut oil.
While the pork was cooking, I mixed together in a small bowl 1 Tbsp. of soy sauce, 1/8 tsp. of chili paste, 1/2 Tbsp. of brown sugar and 1/4 cup of chicken broth.
When the pork was lightly browned I added in the sauce mixture to the pan and turned the heat to low. I mixed 1 Tbsp. of flour with some water and added that to the pan to thicken the sauce.
Just like with the first calzone, I put in a layer of apples on the bottom.
|Apples chopped fine.|
I did chop the apples fine for this one. The first calzone was hard to roll because the apple pieces were too big.
|Seasoned pork over a bed of apples.|
|Each calzone got brushed with an egg wash.|
They both went into a 400 degree oven for 20 minutes.
|Apple and seasoned pork calzone.|
The apple and pork calzone turned out wonderful. It tasted a bit like one of those steamed buns with barbecued pork - only less sweet. Yummy!
Next time I think I would increase the chili paste to 1/2 a tsp.
The egg, apple and Parmesan calzone turned out very interesting.
|A very lumpy looking calzone!|
|You can see the egg starting to ooze out the top.|
|The egg was a bit overcooked - I think I would pull it out at after 10 - 15 min. next time.|
This ended up tasting like a cross between a McDonald's apple pie and an egg McMuffin. A very surprising taste combination.
|The crust was very flaky.|
So, all in all, not a bad result from my breakfast calzone experiment - but it still needs some tweaking.