Tuesday, March 4, 2008


...."I get by with a little help from my friends"

I made a batch of Lou's pizza dough yesterday, wanted to make Calzone. I have never made them so I contacted my friend Lucy for help. Thanks Lucy for all your hints and tips ! A Calzone is an Italian turnover, made with pizza dough and filled with cheese, vegetables or meat.

Lou's Pizza Dough

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp. salt
1 pkg. yeast
1/2 cup warm water
1 Tbsp. sugar
1/4 cup oil
1 cup warm water

Mix yeast with 1/2 cup warm water and sugar, let proof. Add oil and 1 cup of water to yeast mixture, stir. Combine flours and salt, add to yeast mixture. Knead on dough hook for 5 minutes, or by hand for 10. Cover and set in warm place till dough doubles in bulk. Punch down, divide into quarters for Calzone.


Large bunch of broccoli, chopped up
1/2 cup Ricotta cheese
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
1/4 cup Feta cheese

Cook broccoli in boiling water for about five minutes. Combine cheeses in a bowl.

Take one quarter piece of dough and pat out into a circle, mound filling in center.

Fold dough over and seal edges well. I used an egg wash on top of mine.

Place on a lightly oiled baking sheet, or a baking stone if you have one. Calzone fresh from the oven, oozing with melted cheese.


Michelle said...

The Calzone look fabulous!! Isn't Lou's dough wonderful to work with!!!


OhioMom said...

I will never use another recipe :), why mess with perfection ?

Tonite we will have stromboli made with Lou's dough.

shambo said...

The broccoli calzone looks wonderful! I use Lou's dough recipe too. I like it because it's so easy to work with and rolls out so easily.

OhioMom said...

Hi Sue

Yes, it was good ... the men in my life request pizza and now, of course, calzone and stromboli .. good lunch foods !