Thursday, February 16, 2012

Calzones

Another pizza dough recipe! This one has a very different flavor and texture due to the cornmeal inside of it instead of just on the bottom of the crust. I decided to switch it up and make calzones, I used sliced spicy sausage, tomato sauce and cheddar cheese inside.

Dough:
3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup cornmeal
1 tsp. salt
1 cup hot tap water
1/2 to 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons yeast

Put all ingredients in the bowl of your mixer with the dough hook attached, putting the salt in first and the yeast in last so they do not touch at first. Start with just a 1/2 cup of olive oil.

Start the mixer on low, as the ingredients come together you can drizzle in more olive oil as needed to make an elastic consistency. Turn the mixer to medium and let it go for about 5 minutes until the dough forms into a smooth ball. 

Remove the dough from mixer bowl, shape it into a ball and put into a lightly oiled bowl, turning the ball of dough to coat all sides. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and let rise for about 40 minutes or until doubled. While rising, mix together all your fillings ingredients.

Preheat oven (and pizza stone) to 425

Punch down dough and quarter it. Form each piece of dough into a circle, put calzone filling onto the circle, then fold over and seal the edges. Cut a few vents into the top and bake until golden brown, about 15-20 minutes. 

Notes: Calzones freeze extremely well, allow them to cool and then wrap them up and stick them in the freezer for a quick and easy meal. Let them thaw in the fridge and then bake at 300 until heated through.

This dough recipe also makes excellent pizza

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6 comments:

  1. Mmm I haven't had a calzone in so long, and this is making me crave one right now!

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  2. Thank you for the delicious post. Haha my stomach is growling now

    xo
    http://hautecouture3.blogspot.com

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  3. This sounds fabulous! My mouth is watering!! :)

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  4. This looks great. As often, as we try pizza recipes, we haven't tried calzones.

    *Erin

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