We made calzones for dinner this evening, and they were a huge hit. These were better than calzones I think I’ve ever had at a restaurant.(Mostly thanks to my husband who had spent a few years in the pizza biz back in the day)
What you’ll need:
1/2 Tbsp active dry yeast
1 cup warm water
2 cups bread flour
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons white sugar
Toppings: (you can use any pizza toppings, but this is what we used)
1 can cubed pineapple
1 bag of diced ham
1/4 cup alfredo sauce
1/4 cup thinly sliced green pepper
- In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
- In a large bowl, combine 2 cups bread flour, olive oil, salt, white sugar and the yeast mixture; stir well to combine. Beat well until a stiff dough has formed. Cover and rise until doubled in volume, about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Roll out your dough.
- Add your toppings to 1/2 of the dough, leaving room to ‘seal’ it up.
- Fold it over, and press, use a fork or just your fingers to make sure it’s got a good seal. You don’t want any of your cheese to escape!
- Brush the top with either olive oil or egg whites, whatever your preference is, and then shake generous amounts of spices ( we have one in our cabinet that’s just called Pizza Seasoning, the best I can reckon is that it’s oregano and basil)
- Cut slits in the top so they don’t explode.
- Bake them for about 30 minutes, depending on how full you made yours.
Cooking in my new kitchen is way more fun.