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Hi Bold Bakers!

Some of my favorite dishes come from a twist on the norm, for example a Pizza in a Mug. So I thought why wouldn’t everyone love a Microwave Calzone in a Mug?! It has the same cheesy doughy goodness of the Mug Pizza, just more of it. Although not a traditional Calzone, if you are a fan of dough, pizza sauce and cheese then you won’t complain when you try this. Now that’s a recipe for a good time.

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Microwave Calzone in a Mug
 
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Microwave Calzone in a Mug
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Serves: 1 Meal
Ingredients
  • 8 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3-4 tablespoons tomato sauce
  • 4-5 tablespoons finely grated mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ teaspoon dry Italian seasoning
  • Parsley for garnish (optional)
  • 2 min 30 second cook time
Instructions
  1. In a microwave safe mug combine your flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  2. Once dry ingredients are combined add in the milk and oil and mix thoroughly until you have a smooth batter (if there are a few lumps, not to worry).
  3. In the center of the batter drop a spoonful of your tomato sauce, cheese, Italian seasonings and pepperoni. Pull the batter over the center to hide the calzone filling underneath the batter.
  4. Microwave for 1 minute and 50 seconds to 2 minutes and 10 seconds or until the top of the calzone is risen and firm to the touch (timing is based on my 1200W microwave so your timing might vary) Garnish with parsley and tomato sauce if you’d like. Enjoy straight away!
Notes
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Cooking time will vary greatly depending on your microwave and the width and depth of the mug. The mugs I use are small, roughly 6oz (¾ /1 cup)

Always keep a close eye on your mug while in the microwave so it doesn’t over flow or over cook.

⅛ teaspoon is simply a ½ of a ¼ teaspoon
1/16 teaspoon is simply a ¼ of a ¼ teaspoon

 

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Katherine Cowgill by Teren Oddo Oct. 2015

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26 Comments

  1. Fran on February 2, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    in the 3rd instruction you mention adding in pepperoni yet it isn’t listed on the ingredient list.

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on February 5, 2017 at 3:24 am

      Hi Fran,
      I have now added this to my ingredient list, thank you for bringing this to my attention,
      Gemma 🙂

  2. Diki Burns on February 2, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    Hi Gemma (I love your name), I new to mug cooking and I’m not sure what size mug to use. Like how many ounces should it be and does the shape of the mug make a difference? I’m excited to get started, i absolutely hate to cook so this sounds easier and fun. Thank you so much for sharing your recipes and expertise.
    dikki d

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on February 3, 2017 at 12:06 pm

      Hi Diki,
      Thank you for your kind words.
      Yes, the mug/cup size and shape does matter. This is because of the way microwaves cook. I use a 6 – 8oz cup/mug. This is not big.
      Wider is better than deep, this allows the heat to distribute in the food. a small cereal bowl can be good too!
      Do try one of the recipes, there are not lots of ingredients, single portions really, it is worth a shot! Do not over bake,
      Gemma 🙂

  3. Mimi on February 3, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    I don’t have baking power so should I double the amount of baking soda

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on February 4, 2017 at 2:14 am

      NO! If it is the other way around then yes. Take a look at my explanation on what these ingredient are, and do, in order to understand this.
      So, add a little of an acid ingredient, a touch of vinegar, or lemon juice, buttermilk, something to activate the soda,
      Gemma 🙂

  4. serita on February 5, 2017 at 9:39 am

    what fun…just made it. Of course doesn’ t look as nice as yours but it is tasty and fast.

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on February 6, 2017 at 1:15 am

      Hi Serita, That is the idea, fun really, but food too! Thank you for your kind words,
      Gemma 🙂

  5. Kate on February 6, 2017 at 5:38 am

    Hi quick question when u say tomato sauce is it like heinz ketchup, tomato paste or a pasta sauce? Sorry just a tad confused 🙂

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on February 7, 2017 at 11:47 am

      Hi Kate,
      Tomato passata/sieved tomato which is usually readily available. tomato puree or a purchased sauce is sometimes used, but not ketchup!
      I have a good tomato simple sauce recipe with the no knead pizza recipe, it is worth a look!
      Gemma:)

  6. Profile photo of Miranda C. Miranda C. on February 9, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    Hi Gemma I have run out of all purpose flour so for now do you think cake flour would be a good substitute for this recipe? I have replaced all purpose flour with cake flour for many of your mug recipes in the past but I don’t know about a calzone…

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on February 13, 2017 at 12:27 pm

      Hi there,Cake flour should also be ok for this, it is certainly worth a try, I do not see why it will not work for you,
      Gemma 🙂

  7. Swetha on February 12, 2017 at 2:08 am

    Hi gemma I love love love your cooking
    I learned cooking after watching your videos
    My little pie loves those recipes

  8. Sachie on February 12, 2017 at 6:49 pm

    Hello gemma! If I use a oven instead of a microwave, what would be the temperature and time?

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on February 13, 2017 at 8:16 am

      Hi there,
      You can bake many of these recipes in the oven 180C/360F for about 20 mins. If I were doing this in the oven I would put it on tray, not in a mug,
      Gemma 🙂

  9. Genami on March 8, 2017 at 10:28 am

    Love these recipes! How could you make a pie in a mug?

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on March 8, 2017 at 10:35 am

      Haha! yes, that would be a challenge, leave it with me!
      Gemma 🙂

  10. Profile photo of Mary! Mary! on March 22, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    I love this recipe! I was home alone and had to make dinner, so I whipped this up in 5 minutes! It tastes amazing, and is so simple to make. Thank you for sharing your amazing recipes!

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on March 23, 2017 at 4:41 am

      Hi Mary,
      that is great, well done you. We always have the making of a meal when we have pasta!
      Gemma 🙂

  11. Ishika on March 29, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    Hey gemma, I’m really inspired by your receipes and they are so simple please do share more recipes like these.

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on March 30, 2017 at 2:18 am

      Hi Ishika,
      Yes, this I will do! lots of new recipes on the way,
      Gemma 🙂

  12. Jordan Barkley on April 2, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    Oh my goodness!! Yet another AMAZING and easy mug recipe. I put all your recipes in my cookbook for when I get to college and need simple recipes. Thank you for coming up with these recipes!! (By the way, I’m 13, so just remember the work you do inspires people of all ages!!)

    • Jordan Barkley on April 2, 2017 at 1:40 pm

      Just to clarify, it’s not a published book. It’s simply for home use 🙂

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on April 3, 2017 at 2:10 am

      Ah! that is great Jordan, it is a great idea, and this will be really useful for you.
      This is what my Mum always did, so now she has an amazing collection of recipes, for all occasions!
      Good luck with your studies too,
      Gemma 🙂

  13. Ali on April 14, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    Hello Gemma,
    Thank you so much for the great recipes! Quick question: Would it make a major difference to use evaporated or condensed milk for this recipe?

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on April 15, 2017 at 4:04 am

      Hi Ali,
      Condensed milk is super sweet! It will not condense without sugars.
      Evaporated milk will be ok, not my choice though. If it is what you have then go for it, it will be an experiment,
      Gemma 🙂

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