Pizza dough from : The Pioneer Woman
I came across this Calzone pizza which basically uses cheese, cheese and more cheese. Three different types of cheeses. The featured recipe called for ready-made pizza dough. But I made the pizza dough using recipe from The Pioneer Woman. Cream cheese was used as a spread instead of the usual tomato paste or pesto. Mozzarella cheese for the toppings. I omitted blue cheese.
This Calzone pizza is definitely not for those who are looking for the traditional pizzas with rich toppings. This Calzone pizza has a very simple theme.
Ingredients For The Crust (recipe from Ree Drummond)
1 teaspoon dry yeast
3/4 cup warm water
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons olive oil
This amount is enough to make two Calzones.
Preparation Instructions For The Crust
1. Sprinkle yeast over 3/4 cup warm (not lukewarm) water. Let stand for a few minutes.
2. In a mixer, combine flour and salt. With the mixer running on low speed, drizzle in olive oil until combined with flour.
3. Next, pour in yeast/water mixture and mix until just combined, and the dough comes together in a sticky mass.
4. Coat a separate mixing bowl with a light drizzle of olive oil, and form the dough into a ball.
5. Toss to coat dough in olive oil, then cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap and store in the fridge until you need it.
Note: Ree said it’s best to make the dough at least 24 hours in advance.
Ingredients for the filling
160g turkey ham or sausages,cut into small pieces
40g cream cheese, melted
20g blue cheese ( I did not use this )
200g Mozzarella cheese
20g pesto ( I used fresh chopped basil instead )
1. Divide the dough into two portions.
2. Brush cream cheese generously on surface of the pizza base.
3. Arrange turkey ham or sausages and Mozzarella cheese on half the base.
4. Fold in half to form a crescent shape. Use a fork to press along the edges.
5. Brush cream cheese and sprinkle Mozzarella cheese and chopped basil on top of the crescent.
6. Repeat process to make another Calzone.
7. Bake the crescent shaped pizzas at 200 degree C for 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
8. Serve piping hot!
I am also submitting this post to Aspiring Bakers #35: A Palate for Pizza (September 2013)