Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Calzones are a nice break nice break from pizza, should you need one. They're easy to make, and they allow for plenty of options. I use my basic pizza dough, and divide it in two after it's risen. The recipe for that is below. My filling tends to be whatever is handy. This one has kalamata olives, mozzarella, tomatoes and basil.

Basic Pizza Dough
1 1/4 cup warm water
1 teaspoon active dry yeast
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
3 1/2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons of salt

Roll dough flat on a floured surface, like you're rolling a pizza. On one side of the dough add your filling: cheese, tomatoes, basil, olives, more cheese. You can fill it up, but don't fill it too much. Fold the dough over and pinch the sides together so there is a nice seal. Add a couple holes to vent and pop it in the oven. Mine tend to cook up nicely at 400 degrees in 30-40 minutes.

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