Calzones are a delicious and versatile Italian dish that can be filled with a variety of ingredients. They are made with a soft, doughy crust that is filled with cheese, meat, vegetables, or a combination of all three. Calzones can be baked or fried, and they are a great option for a quick and easy meal.
In this blog post, we will provide you with a recipe for making your own calzone dough. The recipe is simple and easy to follow, and it will produce a dough that is perfect for making delicious calzones.
|Active dry yeast
- In a small bowl, combine the warm water and yeast. Let stand for 5 minutes, or until the yeast is foamy.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the sugar, salt, and 1 cup of the flour.
- Add the yeast mixture and olive oil to the flour mixture. Stir until a dough forms.
- Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead the dough for 8-10 minutes, or until it is smooth and elastic.
- Place the dough in a greased bowl. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let the dough rise in a warm place for 1 hour, or until doubled in size.
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
- Punch down the dough and divide it into 4 equal pieces.
- Roll out each piece of dough into a 12-inch circle.
- Spoon 1/2 cup of your favorite filling onto half of each circle.
- Fold the dough over and seal the edges.
- Brush the tops of the calzones with olive oil.
- Bake the calzones for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Let the calzones cool for a few minutes before serving.
- For a crispier crust, brush the tops of the calzones with olive oil and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese before baking.
- You can use any type of filling you like in your calzones. Some popular options include pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, onions, peppers, and cheese.
- If you don’t have time to make your own dough, you can use pre-made pizza dough. Just be sure to let it rise according to the package directions before filling and baking.
- Spinach and cheese calzones: Fill the calzones with spinach, ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, and Parmesan cheese.
- Meat lovers’ calzones: Fill the calzones with pepperoni, sausage, ham, and mozzarella cheese.
- Vegetable calzones: Fill the calzones with mushrooms, onions, peppers, and mozzarella cheese.
Calzones are a delicious and easy way to make your own pizza-like dish. With a little bit of effort, you can create a delicious and satisfying meal that the whole family will love.