Eat Cook | Calzone Recipe

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Oh yes.  You will love this one.  I guarantee it.  It has been tried and tested on Very Important Friends and they concur; calzones are go! Calzones are pretty common in SoCal, every pizza restaurant has them on the menu.  I haven’t struck them at all since we’ve been back in NZ but to sum them up in a kiwi way; they are basically a pizza pie.  Dough on the outside, filling on the inside.  This is a slight variation in form as what you end up with is more like a pizza loaf.  Either way, VERY yummy.

Calzone Dough Recipe

Calzone Dough1.5 tbsp dry active yeast

3 tbsp sugar 1 1/2c lukewarm water

4-4 1/2c flour

1 tsp salt

Dissolve yeast and sugar in water.  Add salt and flour and knead for 10-15 minutes.  Let rise for approx 1 hr in a warm place {e.g. hot water cupboard} until doubled in size.  Punch down and divide in two.

Dust your baking tray liberally with flour, the dough will be sticky-ish and you need to be able to peel it off in the coming steps.

Roll out your dough into a nice rectangle approx the length of your tray and half the width.


Pizza/pasta sauce

Whatever fillings you like, for the kids I used mozzarella, ham, pineapple and chorizo.  For the adults I sautéed spinach with onions and garlic, added feta, olives, chorizo, tomato and mozzarella.

  1. Spread your sauce across the middle third of the rolled out doughSpread pizza sauce on top of your calzone dough
  2. Cut sections up the sides of your dough, not quite all the way to the sauce
  3. Add your fillingsAdd calzone fillings
  4. Peel your sections off the tray/baking paper and criss cross them up the length of the calzoneCalzone, ready for the oven!
  5. Spray lightly with oil or butter
  6. Pop in oven for approx 20-30 min depending on your oven – keep an eye on things from 20min!
  7. Enjoy!


Spinach, feta, chorizo calzone