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Saturday, February 9, 2013

Valentine's Calzone


The inspiration for this blog comes from ziggityzoom. They looked really cute, and something different than traditional Valentine's day recipes. I had also never made pizza dough from scratch before so this was fun to try. Just be sure to plan ahead to make this, it takes a while to let the dough rise. It took me about 3 hours from start to finish including prep and baking time, but it wasn't all that hard, most of it was down time.

Here are our previous Valentine's recipes:

And check back in the next few days for more.

i made one calzone, but this recipe makes enough dough to make into 2.
Ingredients:
-1 package active dry yeast
-1 Tbsp sugar
-1 cup warm water
-1 tsp salt
-3 Tbsp olive oil
-1 ¾ cup white flour
-1 ¼ cup whole wheat flour
-pizza sauce
-mozzarella cheese

Mix together the yeast, sugar, and water. Let stand for a few minutes.
Add salt, olive oil, and the 2 kinds of flour.
Mix the dough well with your hands.
Mine didn't all come together, but most of it did.
Let rise for 2 hours.
Roll out the dough in 2 separate pieces.
Use a knife to cut out a heart shape from each half.
Lay  the dough out on a baking sheet. Spread pizza sauce on one half.
Top with mozzarella.
Lay the other piece of the crust on top.
Use a fork to crimp down the edges.
Bake at 400 for 15 minutes.

 This really did look cute and was something different. I thought the crust only tasted ok, but I think I am just not to using whole wheat flour. I used some extra pizza sauce to dip pieces of calzone in. You could also add any other pizza toppings you like to the inside of the calzone, it would be easy to personalize this to different tastes.

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