Calzones with mushroom and cheese filling
Calzones are just like folded pizza pockets with a filling inside.The great thing about them are that they are really easy to make and you can have any filling of your choice.You can also make the dough in advance and freeze it…. Just thaw it to room temperature before making and you are ready to go
Ready in 2 hours 25 minutes
Serves : 8
3 cups Flour
2 teaspoon Dry; yeast
1 cup half and half mixture of milk and water
1 tablespoon Sugar
1 teaspoon Salt
3 teaspoon Oil
You; can make a filling of your choice…This is what
1 teaspoon Oil
3 tablespoon Onion
1 teaspoon All purpose flour; chopped
3 1/2 ounces Mushroom; chopped
1/2 cup Grated; cheese
Salt; – to taste
1 teaspoon Dried; oregano
Preheat the oven to 200 C
Dissolve yeast in the milk -water mixture
Add sugar, salt, oil and mix.
Add the flour and knead the dough for 8 -10 minutes till it is smooth and elastic.
Cover and keep aside for an hour or till the dough doubles in size.
For the filling, in a pan add oil.
Add the onions and garlic and mushrooms.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Saute for 5 minutes on high heat till all the juices dry up.
Remove from heat and add the grated cheese and the dried oregano.
Keep aside to cool.
Divide the dough into 7 -8 equal balls.
Roll each dough into circles.
Put 2 tbsp of filling on one half of the rolled dough and fold the dough over the filling to form a half – moon.
Pinch the edges with your fingers to seal them.
Place the calzones in a baking tray and brush with egg wash.
Bake for 20 -25 minutes till crust is golden brown.
by Moe Aldrich