Calzones

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:

Dough:

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)

Mozzarella cheese

1 can cubed pineapple

1 bag of diced ham

1/4 cup alfredo sauce

1/4 cup thinly sliced green pepper

  1. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
  2. 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.
  3. Roll out your dough.
  4. Add your toppings to 1/2 of the dough, leaving room to ‘seal’ it up.
  5. 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!
  6. 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)
  7. Cut slits in the top so they don’t explode.
  8. Bake them for about 30 minutes, depending on how full you made yours.
  9. Enjoy!

    Cooking in my new kitchen is way more fun.
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5 thoughts on “Calzones

  1. We love calzones round here too. Adam always begs for them, but it always takes a few hours so I have to think ahead of dinner time.

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