A few days ago I made Calzone’s with my friend. So, I thought I would make a post for it and show you guys how to make them! (It’s really easy, just fold the pizza in half….. but let’s make a long post about it! :O yay!)
So, the ingredients…
225 g plain strong flour
90 mL milk*
50 mL water*
1 sachet yeast
25 mL olive oil
A pinch of salt
* The milk and the water, should technically be at room temperature, I don’t believe we allowed this to happen but it made no difference to our food!
For the filling;
Add whatever you want for the filling. We opted for mild cheddar cheese, a lloyd grossmon tomato and basil sauce thickened up with some tomato purée. We also added some chicken tikka, oven baked ham, and salami meat.
Step 1: Sieve the flour into a bowl, and in another bowl, mix together the water, the milk, and the yeast. Once done, make a well in the flour and add the mixture to the flour.
Step 2: Mix well and try to get as much air into the mixture as possible. Once you see the result in the picture to the left, flour the work surface and knead the dough for 5-10 minutes getting as much air in as possible. Whilst kneading the dough add the olive oil to the dough, just drizzle it on a bit at a time.
Step 3: After kneading the dough, return to the bowl (means less dishes when washing up :L), cover with clingfilm or a damp towel and put somewhere warm (we opted for the microwave as there was no room anywhere else). Leave for about 1-2 hours to rise, here are the before and after pictures;
Step 4: Add a pinch of salt, and knead the dough for a further 5 minutes. You then cut the dough up into smaller pieces, for reasonably sized calzones I would suggest 3 pieces. You can allow these to rise again if you wish, we did not. Also preheat oven to gas mark 8.
Step 5: Roll out the smaller pieces of dough and place on a baking sheet that is lightly floured so they can be removed easily. Leaving an edge, fill one half of your calzone with all your toppings, wet the edge and then fold over the empty half to stick. The dough should be thick enough so that the filling does not burst out, but not too thick that you cannot put a lot of filling in. If you are just doing a pizza just cover all the top with your filling. Place in the oven for about 8-12 minutes until golden. The calzone should be hard like a brick and not soft still. Leave to cool slightly and then enjoy 😀
And that is how you make calzone’s and pizza’s, they were delicious! All of the ingredients were bought for under £10, we chose to buy them at Tesco. There are other alternative stores where this can all be bought. When buying the ingredients we tried to get the cheapest items with the best quality. There was also some flour left over, enough to repeat this recipe a few more times.
See you soon!