Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Mama Makes A Calzone!

That's Amore!

Big Pizza Pie!

Oh Yea Baby!
would be proud!
Do you want the recipe my friends?
Did I hear a YES?
Well Here You Go!

  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water (110 degrees F.)
  • 2 1/2 to 3 cups flour plus more if necessary
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil 
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sugar

In a bowl, combine yeast with water, olive oil, salt, sugar and stir well. Let it sit about 5 minutes, add half of the flour and mix well with a spoon. Add all remaining flour except 1/2 cup and mix well using your hands. Bring dough to a lightly floured table and knead  for about 5 minutes, adding remaining flour as needed to form a smooth dough. Dough should not be sticky. Work more flour in if sticky. Place dough in a lightly oiled bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover with a damp towel and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, usually about 1 hour.
Divide the dough evenly into 4 balls. Place on a lightly oiled baking sheet and cover with a damp towel. Let sit for 15 minutes, then transfer to a lightly floured table and roll out into 4  8-inch circles. Place filling of choice in the center of one side of each circle, then fold dough over filling to meet edges of filled side. Crimp edges with a fork , then cut a small slit in the top of the calzone to allow steam to release while baking. Cook in a preheated 475 degree oven for about 8 to 10 minutes, or until well-browned.  Enjoy!

Sauce (Gravy)
I make my sauce from scratch.  That is another post in itself!  So use your favorite sauce and ingredients for your own personalized calzone!  My family loves Italian sausage and mushrooms so that is what I filled these with!  The possibilities are endless!  
Spinach, Mushrooms, Onions, Peppers, Tomatoes, Basil, All Varieties of Cheeses, Pepperoni, Chicken, and the list goes on and on!
So I did a layer of mozzarella cheese, mushrooms, sauce and sausage.  Then more cheese of course!  My son ate the leftovers for breakfast COLD!


Cora said...

Oh boy!! I can't wait to try this! Please share your sauce recipe too!

Thank you , thank you Mama Holli!

Debbi Smith said...

This looks fantastic! Thanks!

Elizabeth and Jared said...

These look fantastic. like pizza pasties!!

gnee said...

Da Bomb!

tales from an oc cottage said...

Goodness me!

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