Sunday, July 29, 2012

Italian Sausage Calzone

    One of my favorite eats, you can basically put anything in a calzone. Thinking of
what to do with those leftovers??
Maybe try a calzone.

For the dough:

1 cup lukewarm water
2 1/4 tsp. active dry yeast
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. sugar
3 cup flour, plus extra for dusting
1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

In a bowl, combine the water, yeast, salt and sugar, and stir to dissolve. Set aside for 15 minutes, 
then add the flour, and mix until smooth. Turn the dough out onto a floured work surface, and
 knead for 10 minutes, adding more flour if necessary. The dough should feel smooth and elastic.
 Lightly oil a bowl, and place dough inside. Let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hour. Quarter the dough, and shape each piece into a ball. Cover, and let rise another 15 minutes. 
Makes enough dough for 4 calzones.


    1/2 cup Italian  sausage
1/4 cup fine chopped onion
1/4 cup bell pepper
1/3 cup pizza sauce
1 cup shredded mozzarella
1/4 grated parmesan cheese

            Heat oven to 450ºF. Cook sausage in skillet until browned, then drain. Stir in onion, pepper and pizza sauce; keep warm. Prepare dough. Layer mozzarella cheese, sausage mixture and parmesan on half of 
              circle to within 1" of edge. Seal by crimping the edges of the dough with your fingers or the times of a fork. Brush calzone with an egg wash (1 egg beaten with 2 tsp water).    Trim the excess dough, make a small incision on the top, and bake until golden, 18 to 20 minutes.

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  1. I would love to have this for lunch today.

  2. These sound great! I can't wait to try your dough recipe!
    Thanks so much for joining in at Mom's Test Meal Mondays!!

  3. This calzone looks yummy!
    I m your new follower. Meriem