Thursday, December 4, 2008


We had Calzones for my son's birthday!! He requested them. I really have never made them before so this was a trial and error. They turned out pretty good. We all really liked them. You can't roll the dough out too thin but it can't be too thick either. Some of ours were too thick and a couple were too thin so next time we make them will know how to get it right. These are really easy so don't get scared if you haven't worked with yeast. I have found that buying instant yeast is the best way to go. You don't have to activate it!! You just mix it in with the flour before you mix the flour with the wet ingredients in a bread/roll/pizza crust recipe.
1 1/2 cups warm water
2 T. oil
4-1/4 cup flour
1 tsp salt
3 T. sugar
1 T. instant yeast
Mix the yeast with 1 cup of the flour and set aside.Combine the water, salt, oil, and sugar and Mix well. Add 2 cups of the remaining 3-1/4 cups flour. Mix until well combined. Add the flour yeast mixture and mix some more until smooth. Add the rest of the flour. Knead on a floured surface until the dough is smooth about 5 minutes. Set in a bowl and let rest 10-15 minutes. Then roll our to 1/4-1/2 inches thick. Fill one side with your favorite pizza toppings. Then fold over and seal edges with a fork. Poke a couple of hole in the top so they won't explode in the oven. Brush tops with a beaten egg~to help the top brown and bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. You can use regular yeast just place it with the warm water in a bowl until bubbly then add the rest of the ingredients.
Serve with pizza sauce or alfredo sauce to dip it in or Ranch dressing!! My kids love to dip their pizza in ranch!!

1 comment:

Aarean Jergensen said...

okay yum yum i love love love your recipes and your blog, but this looks just wonderful! I do a lot of blog designs and logos and banners and I noticed (since I am a frequent visitor on your blog b/c i too LOVE to bake and cook) that you don't really have a banner?! If you are interested I could design you something? my design blog is if you want to check it out. Anyways love your blog and your recipes! thanks for sharing!