I am slightly lazy, so if there is a way for me to make one dish that could serve as breakfast, lunch and dinner- I’ll do it.
This Calzone is just that. It’s like like a bread with built in sandwich qualities, in other words- awesome. What I like about this recipe is that it allows you to be creative and adjust it to your liking- adding your favorite ingredients as the filling of the Calzone.
- 1.5 cups white flour
- 0.5 cup warm water
- 1 portion of active dry yeast
- 1 tbsp olive oil+ some oil to drizzle on top
- .5 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- dried herbs to your liking (I used some basil and oregano)
- about 150 gr cooked bacon bits (I fried them up)
- 100 gr Mozzarella (or your favorite cheese)
- 1 bell pepper, or any other vegetable to your liking (I once used mushrooms and it was also great)
- coarse salt for sprinkling
The making of the Calzone:
- Mix warm water and sugar with yeast in a bowl and let sit in the bowl for 5 min to activate the yeast.
- Add half a cup of lour and and mix, then add 1 Tbsp olive oil, a tablespoon of herbs and salt, mix again. Add the rest of the flour gradually while mixing. You can mix using a mixer with a dough hook, or use a wooden spoon.
- When all is incorporated- and the dough is pulling away from the bowl- kneed the dough for 2 more minutes of a floury surface. Then oil up a bowl, place dough in the bowl and cover. Let the dough sit for an hour or until doubled in size.
- Heat up your oven to 200 degrees Celsius. Take the dough out onto a floured surface and flatten it into a rectangle about 30\40 cm in size.
- place your filling ingredients in the middle and pinch both edges together to close the calzone up.
- place the calzone on a baking pan lined with baking paper and sprinkled with corn meal\flour (optional).
- Drizzle some olive oil and sprinkle some herbs and coarse salt on top of the Calzone.
- Let bake for 20 minutes- half an hour.
Enjoy the wonderful taste of a homemade Calzone