Calzone / Folded Pizza , 50:50 version !!!


A Calzone is an italian oven baked filled pizza , shaped like a folded pizza.
The Calzone originated in Naples..
 Taste wise their might not be much of a difference to that of  a Pizza but look wise it definetely differs .. For me as a sweet lover it more looks like Kajjikaya but the savory version ..Lol !!
No nothing to do with sweet just kidding ...!!

Ingredients: 
 for the sauce...
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion/ shallots chopped finely
  • 3 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 2 large  tomatoes
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder / flakes
  • 1 tsp italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp Dry oregano
  • 1/2 tsp Dry thyme
  • 1/2 tsp Parsely fresh / dry 
  • Salt to taste
Method :
  • First n foremost..blanch the tomatoes..peel the skin..mince it ..n set aside.
  • In a pan add Olive oil ..once hot add the chopped garlic..
  • Once the garlic turns golden add the chopped onions/ shallots..
  • Saute until onions sweat n turn pinkish..
  • Now stir in the minced tomatoes..
  • Cook this until moisture from tomatoes evaporates n oil starts oozing out..
  • Next add the dry herbs , chilli powder/ flakes and salt..
  • Stir well n cook for a minute or two..
  • Later turn off the flame ..cool n store until use..
For the Dough : 

  • 1.5 cups All purpose flour / Maida
  • 1.5 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp instant dry yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 cup warm water
  • For stuffings : I used Sundried tomatoes, olives, sweet corn , spinach , mixed peppers, onions ...all cut into bite size ....or else use as per your taste n preferences..
  • 1 cup shredded  cheeses of choice..i used just the Mozarella ...
Method :
  • In a bowl add the warm water i.e just above body temperature .. to it add the sugar and yeast n stir well..
  • Keep it covered for 10 mins until proofed n frothy...
  • Next in a wide bowl add the flours, salt , honey and olive oil..
  • Now add the yeast mix n knead into a soft dough...
  • Later transfer this onto a floured surface ...
  • knead for good 10 mins until its soft n non sticky..
  • Now transfer this to a greased bowl..
  • Cover and set this aside until doubled n risen or for an hour...
  • Meanwhile prep up the fillings..
  • U can use your imagination n fill watever u wish right from barbeque meat to chopped pineapple to chopped veggies..i used Sundried tomatoes, olives, sweet corn , spinach , mixed peppers, onions ...all cut into bite size ....
  • Later punch the dough n divide into two portions ..
  • Now dust the counter top n start rolling one portion of dough into rectangular shape..and transfer on to a parchment paper..
  • Now spread half of the sauce over the rolled sheet..as shown..
  • Next sprinkle half of the toppings
    and shredded cheese..
  • Now bring the other half over the front half n fold into half..
  • Press the edges firmly with fork ensuring they are sealed perfectly..
  • Apply milk over the top and sides..this helps in getting perfect golden color tops..
  • Make slits in the center with a knife for the air to escape while baking..
  • Sprinkle few cheese strands over the top..
  • Now bake this in an preheated oven at 200 °c or 392° f  for 20 to 25 mins or until golden baked..
  • Once baked remove ..allow it cool for few mins ..later cut into slices n serve..
Yummy calzone is ready to dig in..
Perfectly golden n cheesy goodness ..
Moreover its partially whole wheat version !!
Make your brunch n dinner times tastier than never before !!!
We loved it hope you will love it too !!!

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