Thursday, February 22, 2007

Favorite Recipe--Calzones

My sister-in-law made this for our family when she was first married to my brother. I was about 12. It has been a favorite ever since. My husband loves it.


1 Tablespoon dry yeast
1 cup lukewarm water
1 Tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons oil
2 1/2 to 3 cups flour

Dissolve yeast and water in a bowl. Add sugar, salt and oil. Mix well. Gradually add flour to form stiff dough. Knead on a floured surface until smooth and elastic. Place in greased bowl, cover with a tea towel and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size.

Separate dough into 4 or 6 even balls. Roll out balls into flat circles. Place calzone fillers (we like monterry jack cheese, turkey pepperoni, black olives, and sauteed mushrooms) on one half of the rolled out circles. Fold over and seal up the edges.

Put on cookie sheet and bake in oven at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes (until nicely brown.)

Serve with hot tomato sauce (we use Prego) or Pesto on top of each.

I roll out the individual balls and then let my kids put in whatever fillings they like inside.


Lindsey said...

Thanks for the recipe! I have been wanting to make these one day. I, uh, always have trouble with yeast. I kill it or something, but this sounds like I could actually do it.

I'll let you know how it goes.

Paige said...

Hey, thanks for the idea. This was what we had for dinner Friday night. Of course I didn't have any pepporoni handy, so we just used hamburger and cheese, but everyone except the smallest one who only eats breakfast foods thought it was great.