I had a bit of time on my hands today... So after the brownies I decided to make some calzones for lunch for Alex (my twin sister) and me! We halved this recipe because it makes quite a lot, the full recipe makes 8-10 calzones. The dough recipe is from Jamie Oliver and I've included a suggestion for a filling that Alex and I really like.


2 1/2 cups lukewarm water
1T salt
1/2T sugar
7 cups flour
4T olive oil
2T yeast

1 cup tomato paste
1/2 cup tomato sauce
200g ham
200g bacon
100g salami
1 cup cheese

Preheat the oven to 200°C. Mix water, sugar, oil and yeast in a small bowl and allow to proof. (Proofing means letting it ferment a bit... About 10 minutes.) Sift together flour and salt in a large bowl. Make a well in the centre and pour in the yeast mixture. Using a fork, bring in the flour mixture until it forms a dough. Knead the dough for a few minutes until it becomes springy and holds together (add more flour if necessary). Cover the bowl with a damp towel and let it rise in a warm place for an hour or until doubled in size. Divide the dough into 8-10 sections (depending on how big you want the calzones). Roll out each section into a round and then spread the filling over the top, leaving about 1cm at the edges. Fold on top of itself and pinch the edges together and then place on a baking tray. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.

Cut up the ham and bacon into little pieces and grate the cheese. Mix together with the wet ingredients and voilà! Magic filling!

These are great for lunch, dinner... Anytime of the day really! They taste awesome.


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