Friday, January 28, 2011

Mmmm, mmmm, mmmm!

I thought that I would share a little something that I made last night. I know a lot of you may have made calzones before, I have myself. Really though, this I made this dough in my food processor and it took me maybe 5 minutes. I got the recipe off of this website: Here's the actual recipe:

  • 1 cup water, at body temperature
  • 1 package (1/4 ounce, or 2 1/4 teaspoons) active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  1. Measure the water into a 2-cup glass measure. Add the yeast and sugar. Stir with a fork and set aside for 5 minutes. Add the olive oil.

  2. Combine the flour and salt in the work bowl of a food processor; pulse to mix. Stir the yeast mixture again. With the machine running, add the liquid through the feed tube in one 5-second stream, then let the machine run for 10 seconds. (If the dough sticks to the side of the bowl, turn off the machine and add 1 tablespoon of flour through the feed tube before continuing.) Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead by hand for 30 seconds.

  3. Transfer the dough to an oiled bowl; rotate to coat. Cover it with plastic wrap and let it rise in a warm, draft-free spot until doubled in bulk, about 45 minutes. Makes enough for two 10-inch pizzas.

This is what the dough looked like after I got everything mixed up. I know this is a pizza dough recipe, but I figured it would work on calzones, and I was right! (I have no idea why this sentence is bolded, and I can't seem to fix it, sorry!)

I also liked this recipe, because it only needs to raise for 45 min., and of course, I'm always remembering to make dinner at about 5:00 p.m. Plus, I always have the ingredients on hand. I just broke small pieces of the dough off of the big ball and rolled them out on my handy, dandy, Pampered Chef mat. You could use whatever fillings you want, ricotta cheese, mozarella, pepperoni, canadian bacon, pineapple, mushrooms, olives, etc. I made about 6 calzones out of this recipe so was able to make several different kinds. I put the fillings on 1/2 of my round and then folded the other half over and pinched the two sides together. You can brush them with an egg yolk and water mixture for a nice and pretty crust. (I didn't do this 'cause I was in a hurry, as usual!) I then baked them at 425 degrees for 20 min. They should look something like this:

(Photo courtesy of

I didn't get a picture of my own finished product because by the time things were done I had a husband and kids screaming about how hungry they were. Uuugh! I served these along with some marinara sauce out of the can, I guess you could make your own if you have more time than I do! Good luck with that! Some cut up fresh fruit, and I was done, and everyone dug in! I got good reviews and, even better, everyone was quiet because they were so busy eating!

Now I know this is not a gourmet meal, but it's a good go to meal that is hearty and popular...a definite repeat in my house.

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  1. This looks SO yummy. Thanks for posting it!

  2. Great recipe! Simple is a great weekday night! And I can agree, a few moments of silence while the crew is eating is a blessing and a sign of a good meal!

  3. That sounds delicious.... and easy, my favorite combination!

  4. Did you use the quick yeast? That is really quicky for raising and sounds so convenient. My recipe takes longer to raise and it raises twice. Quicky and fun meal! Joni

  5. Joni-I just used the regular yeast. It really was that fast!

  6. That recipe looks Delish! I'm going to bookmark it. Thanks for commenting on my stenciled wall. :) Kerstin

  7. looks delicious! I am for sure going to give it a try!

  8. I know it's totally random getting back to you here, but I could find an email for you :(

    Thanks so much for your sweet comment! I totally feel ya...lately I feel like my mother has come flying out of my mouth. I SWORE I would never do that...FAIL!

  9. Ooh - thanks for sharing such a great recipe:)

    Happy Weekend!

  10. Looks gourmet to me. I will have to try this.

  11. My husband loves calzone, thanks for sharing this great recipe, I will be making this in the very near future. Please consider linking your yummy recipe to my blog bash, K.I.S.S.=Keep It Simple Sunday, the link is open til Tues. evening. Thrilled to be a new follower. :)

  12. This looks good! Thanks for your comment on my blog today. My garage is freezing!

  13. What a great recipe...It looks absolutely delicious. Thank you for linking up to tickled pink! I am a new follower.

  14. Looks tasty enough for our house :)

  15. Oh my gosh YUM! This will be a bookmarker to try for sure!


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