Easy Calzones make for a fun lunch or dinner. A calzone is like a stuffed pizza pocket, filled with all the classic toppings – meat, cheese, and your choice of sauce wrapped in Pizza Dough.
Prep a handful of these to have on hand throughout the week. The Calsone reheat really well and are perfect for packing work or school lunch. You can also make a big quantity and freeze them.
1 cup semolina flour
2. Kneed the dough and sprinkle with flour when it sticks to your hands or as needed for texture. Open the dough and make some holes with your fingertips, add the olive oil to the dough and continue to mix. Now put back into a clean bowl and allow the dough to “proof” or rise. Cover with a clean, damp kitchen towel or some kind of cover and place in a neutral temperature area (not in a drafty area). The yeast will begin to raise the dough.
3. After about one hour, remove dough and cut into portions desired. With your hands, gently make balls with the dough (using flower generously) and allow them to rise for another 30-60 minutes.
4. Now with dry hands, make the disks with your hands and try to keep uniformity in dough thickness as you open the dough for the pizza.
5. Make your Calzones with what ever you would like inside. Below there is some suggestions.
MARGHERITA – Tomato sauce, mozzarella, basil
MARINARA – Tomato sauce, garlic, oregano, extra virgin olive oil
CAPRICCIOSA – Tomato sauce, mozzarella, ham, olives, mushrooms, artichokes, and/or whatever the chef desires
QUATTRO STAGIONI –Tomato Sauce, mozzarella, ham, olives, mushrooms, artichokes.
PROSCIUTTO CRUDO – Tomato sauce, mozzarella, prosciutto
PROSCIUTTO COTTO – Tomato sauce, mozzarella, ham
BRESAOLA/PROSCIUTTO, RUCOLA e GRANA – Tomato sauce, bresaola/prosciutto, rocket, shaved Grana Padano
DIAVOLA – Tomato sauce, mozzarella, hot salami
FUNGHI – Tomato sauce, mozzarella, fresh mushrooms
QUATTRO FORMAGGI – Tomato sauce, Italian mozzarella, Grana Padano, gorgonzola, ricotta/taleggio/fontina/provolone
SALSICCIA – Tomato sauce, Italian mozzarella, Italian sausage
TONNO e CIPOLLA – Tomato sauce, mozzarella, tuna and onion
GORGONZOLA e SPECK/PROSCIUTTO – Tomato sauce, Italian mozzarella, speck/prosciutto, gorgonzola