Monday, April 5, 2010


I made Calzones for the first time tonight for dinner.  They turned out really well too! :) We really enjoyed them.  Here's how I made them...

I used my pizza dough recipe found on the pizza page and below:


1 package active dry yeast
3/4 c. warm water
1 c. All Purpose Flour
1 c. Whole Wheat Flour
1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
1/2 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Sugar (or Honey)
Egg wash (1 egg whisked)

This can really be whatever you would like it be.  I will tell you what I put in ours though.

In my Hubby's I put:
1 sliced tomato
1/2 c. cheddar cheese
a bunch of pepperoni
Dash of Basil

I made mine more like a margherita style with the following ingredients:
1 sliced tomato
Dash of Basil
1/8 c. Parmesan Cheese

1. Start by adding the yeast to the warm water and stir.
2. Mix in the rest of the ingredients into the yeast mixture.
3. Once well combined, let rise for 30 minutes.
4. Punch down, turn and let rise another 30 minutes.
5. Once the dough is through with its second rise take it out of the bowl and separate it into two or more sections. (I used about 1/3 of the dough for my calzone, and 2/3 of it for my hubby's. So do whatever you'd like.)
6. Lightly spray a baking sheet and spread out the dough on it. (I made circles first, then loaded them and then closed them.)
7. After you have the circles spread out of dough, load in the filling! Just put it on 1/2 of the circle though.
8. Fold the circles in half and firmly, yet gently close up the calzones. I used a pinching and twisting technique, that worked well and made it look quite pretty. Do whatever works for you though! :)
9. Evenly space them on the baking sheet and brush all over the tops and sides with the egg wash.
10. Put in the oven and bake for about 20minutes, or until golden brown.

This is a view of the inside of my calzone.

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