Homemade Calzones with Pizza Sauce
1 cup 2 Tbsp hot tap water
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
3 cups flour
1 tsp sugar
3 tsp salt
2 1/2 tsp yeast
In a medium sized bowl add the hot water, yeast and sugar and lightly stir and let sit for 5-10 minutes until foamy. Slowly add flour 1 cup at a time. Add salt after first cup of flour and continue with the rest. Knead by hand until well combined and dough is soft and bouncy to touch. Form dough into a ball and place in bowl. Spread oil on top. Cover and let rise for 2 hours or until doubles in size.
Makes about 4-8″ calzones. Dough freezes well.
Here is my recipe for Pizza Sauce
Meat: Pepperoni, ham, chicken, bacon, sausage
Veggies: Peppers, onions, mushrooms, olives, tomatoes
Spices. red peppers or italian seasoning
Split dough into 4 equal balls and roll dough out to about 8″ circle. On half of the dough lay out your meat, top with cheese and then your veggies. Fold the top over and pinch the sides together. Cut 3 small slits on the top. Bake on the bottom shelf at 425 degrees for about 10-12 minutes. Serve with warm pizza sauce and enjoy. If you have a pizza stone use it! If don’t have one a baking sheet will be fine.