Thursday, 28 July 2011

Nutella Mascarpone Calzone

This is a recipe that I featured in a past blog, and I thought I'd re-share because it's so fabulously simple, not to mention gooey and delicious. It exemplifies how good, basic ingredients can be turned into a special treat when eaten in moderation. Oh, and I must give credit to David Rocco for the general idea. He's so awesome...


  • Make or buy your favourite pizza dough (see below for recipe)
  • Roll out dough to be maybe 1/4 inch thick (it will puff up in the oven!)
  • Spread a good amount of Nutella on one half of the dough and mascarpone cheese or cream cheese on the other half.
  • Optional: a few handfuls of chopped hazelnuts or other nuts
  • Fold over the pizza dough and pinch edges together


  • Brush with olive oil and a few pinches of salt (very interesting)


  • Brush with melted butter and a tbsp or two of sugar
  • Bake on pizza stone or cookie sheet in a preheated oven at 400°F for about 15 minutes

Pretty excellent with good vanilla ice cream...

Here's my favourite pizza dough recipe for bread machines:

Add ingredients into basket according to your bread machine's directions. Usually the process is: wet ingredients first, followed by dry. Make a small well with your finger in the flour and carefully add yeast to the well.
  • 1 1/8 cups water
  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive or canola oil
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp yeast

Lock and Load!


  1. Wow, this sounds SO GOOD! I never would have thought of something like this, and yet it's so perfect!

  2. Leave it to David Rocco to inspire an Italian treat like this. He's one of my all-time faves! Thanks for sharing; I'll have to make this very, very soon!

  3. love this recipe sounds delicious

  4. I finally gave nutella a try in the last year and now I admit it....I'm addicted. This looks sooo good. I am going to make this very soon! Thanks!

  5. Oh this looks delicious! I love Nutella in crepes but had never thought of using it with mascarpone. Definitely have to try this!

  6. Wow. Sadly, I hate Nutella with all of my being, but with regular chocolate, this could possibly be the most divine thing EVER!!!

  7. Hi Kim,
    This is a fabulous recipe and I can't wait to try it. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you again real soon. Hope you are having a great week!
    Miz Helen

  8. Thanks everyone. Sparkling: what do you hate about nutella exactly???

  9. Congratulations Kim!
    You have been featured on Full Plate Thursday and you are welcome to pick up your Red Plate.
    Miz Helen

  10. Hi Kim,

    What a delicious sweet treat with the Nutella calzones! I loved them so much that they are FEATURED today on Fresh Food Friday! So if you like, please stop by and check it out, grab the button, and share 2 or 3 recipes this week. Thanks again! Your blog is awesome!

  11. I saw the marvellous David Rocco cook this Nutella-Mascarpone recipe on television.
    This recipe is so naughty, decadent and delicious it could have been devised by the Borgias !
    Very naughty...but rather nice. (Excellent way to get fat).